Working to further climate action through joint research, training and dialogue.

The climate threat doesn’t respect borders and it doesn’t pause for politics. Now is the time for action from leaders everywhere — for humanity and our common future. With this Institute, California and China are pushing forward  together.
—Jerry Brown, Former Governor of California and Chair of the California-China Climate Institute

Climate change is a common threat faced by human society. I hope the Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development of Tsinghua University can continue deep collaboration with Governor Brown's team.
—Xie Zhenhua, China’s Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs and Chair of the California-China Climate Institute

Berkeley is uniquely positioned to help these two world leaders address the pressing issue of climate change. Our faculty and researchers each day take on the peril of our changing climate and seek to develop new technologies and policies that will reduce greenhouse gasses across continents.
—Carol Christ, Chancellor of UC Berkeley