Leading universities should play a leading role in tackling the global challenge of climate change. Tsinghua University has top talent in climate change and established the ‘Global Alliance of Universities on Climate’ together with 12 world-leading universities, including the University of California, Berkeley. We believe that by working together, we can make our due contribution to global climate governance.”
—Yong Qiu, President of Tsinghua University

The Institute’s expansive research will be complemented by a high-level training program that will create new opportunities for dozens of Chinese and Californian researchers and scientists, technical experts and policymakers to learn from their counterparts—and advance critical policies and programs to curb carbon emissions. 

The training program will be executed through close collaboration between the California-China Climate Institute and the Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development at Tsinghua University, China’s national and provincial governments and California’s top government agencies, including, the California Public Utilities Commission, California Natural Resources Agency, California Energy Commission, California Air Resources Board, California Independent System Operator, Air Quality Management Districts and others.