Innovation happens here
Clean energy breakthroughs. Public health insights. Nature-based strategies for resilience. Across UC, great minds are tackling climate change from every angle and advancing the scalable solutions that California needs to weather the storm.
Building a fossil-free UC
We’ve cut our carbon footprint by 25 percent since 2009. We’re on track to purchase 100 percent clean electricity at all our campuses by 2025. Now we’re charting an ambitious course to eliminate carbon emissions from all our campuses and locations by 2045.
Building a resilient California
Peter Nelson (Coast Miwok and tribal citizen of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria) is a UC Berkeley professor studying Indigenous leadership in wildfire management. His project is one of 38 funded by the California Climate Action Grants program, a $185 million partnership between UC and the State. Researchers are tackling water, health, biodiversity, sea level rise, clean energy and disaster response. And they’re teaming up with experts from communities on the front lines of climate change to design solutions that will protect people’s health, homes and livelihoods.
“I’ve decided no matter how painful or traumatizing it is to witness what is happening on this planet, I have a duty to stand by and to fight for as long as I possibly can for my fellow earthlings.”
President of Cal Forestry Club and UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources Class of 2022
Educating the next generation of climate leaders
Today’s students have never known a world without climate change. At UC, they’re connecting with like-minded peers and expert faculty to turn climate anxiety into climate action.
Bringing renewable, clean hydrogen to California
Hydrogen technology will cut pollution, lower rates of respiratory illness and prevent premature deaths. UC is helping bring $1.2 billion in federal funding to build a statewide renewable hydrogen industry from the ground up.