The California-China Climate Institute is led by former California Governor Jerry Brown and vice chaired by Mary Nichols. The Institute receives guidance and support from expert staff and an academic advisory committee.


The California-China Climate Institute is a UC-wide initiative housed jointly at UC Berkeley’s School of Law — through its Center for Law, Energy & the Environment — and Rausser College of Natural Resources. The Institute works closely with other University of California campuses, departments and leaders.


Launched in September 2019, this groundbreaking initiative was established to spur further climate action through joint research, training and dialogue in California and China. This Institute informs national policy makers, foster dialogue and cooperation, and promotes the implementation of climate solutions at all levels.