California-China Climate Institute Launches New Podcast: "Climate Dialogues with Jerry Brown"

First Three Episodes Featuring Interviews with Hal Harvey, Mary Nichols and Dr. Veerabhadran Ramanathan Available Now

March 18, 2021

BERKELEY -- The California-China Climate Institute today launched, “Climate Dialogues with Jerry Brown,” a new audio and video podcast series featuring discussions between Institute Chair Jerry Brown and some of the world’s most thoughtful climate leaders.

“These conversations will alarm you and hopefully inspire you,” said Brown. “Tune in and take action.”

The first three episodes of the new series can be streamed now on the Institute’s website and on the podcast site Anchor,  and feature discussions with three world-renowned, California-based climate leaders. In episode 1, Brown and Energy Innovation CEO Hal Harvey zero in on what’s needed in the US and China to accelerate the transition to clean energy, while recently named Institute Vice Chair and former California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols and Brown discuss what makes California’s climate policies, politics and institutions unique in episode 2. Finally, in episode 3, University of California, San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences Dr. Veerabhadran Ramanathan and Brown explore some of the latest research on climate impacts.  

New episodes will be made available as they’re recorded in the weeks ahead and will include in-depth discussions between Brown and a wide range of top climate leaders and experts -- from policymakers and scientists working behind the scenes to more public political leaders and chief executives pushing for climate solutions. These discussions will continue to inform and shape the work of the Institute.

The California-China Climate Institute was launched in September 2019 and is a University of California-wide initiative housed jointly at UC Berkeley’s School of Law – through its Center for Law, Energy & the Environment – and the Rausser College of Natural Resources. It is chaired by Brown in partnership with Xie Zhenhua, China’s Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs, and the Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development at Tsinghua University – one of China’s preeminent research institutions. The Institute also works closely with other University of California campuses, departments and leaders. Through joint research, training and dialogue, this Institute aims to inform policymakers, foster cooperation and partnership and drive climate solutions at all levels.