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California 5th Climate Assessment: Proposals were turned in to the State of California by July 17th so now the waiting game begins. We know that there are a good number of proposals from Berkeley faculty and staff. Get all links from the OPR page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCOP Climate Action Grants: UCOP has announced the winning grants for the Climate Action program and 5 projects led by Berkeley PI’s were selected. Here is the basic info about the 5 projects and the other 33 winners across the UC and CSU systems. Also, Berkeley faculty were Co-Pi’s on 4 other winning proposals. Finally, UCOP has awarded 15 Innovation and Entrepreneurship awards — $1M each to the 10 UC campuses, the UC Health System, The UC Natural Reserve System, LBNL and LBL. The Berkeley $1M will be split among the Blum Center for Developing Economies, Engineering’s Disaster Lab, CITRIS Foundry, and the Berkeley Climate Change Network.
BCCN Climate Calendar
— CED Talks: Constructed Water Above and Below – Oct 4
— Berkeley Climate Justice Week (SERC) Oct 23-27
— CITRIS Seed Funding for Resilience Due Oct 13
— APEC In Nov – Largest Int’l Meeting in SF since 1945 U.N.
— January 24th: Kim Stanley Robinson on campus (BCCN + Partners)
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