Scientists and global leaders are busy seeking solutions to climate change, but a growing number of experts in the field think that another group will have to play a critical role: entrepreneurs. And now is the time for entrepreneurs to enter the fray.
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It is important for universities to prepare students—future leaders in sustainability—on how to tackle environmental issues.
Noted business leader, environmentalist and philanthropist Tom Steyer spoke at the 2016 UC Carbon Slam and encouraged students to be involved and informed about climate change issues.
Organized by UC Santa Cruz professor Sue Carter, Carbon Slam gave students from all 10 UC campuses the chance to pitch their research to a panel of expert
The UC Climate and Sustainability Education Resource Library (CSERL) is an online content management system offering community-contributed tools, course curricula, lectures, seminars, podcasts, tutorials, contact information for experts willing to guest lecture, and other learning materials related to carbon neutrality, climate change, and sustainability.
The goal of CSERL is to enable sharing and management of content related to Climate Education
In 2015, the University of California hosted a series of campus workshops to incentivize, support and connect faculty across campuses who voluntarily choose to infuse existing course curriculum across various disciplines with relevant climate and sustainability concepts.
In 2016, through the Faculty Engagement and Education working group of the UC Global Climate Leadership Council,
On May 23, 2016, the UC Global Climate Leadership Council hosted the first ever system-wide Carbon Slam event to bring students from all 10 campuses to Silicon Valley to present their climate science and carbon reduction research in three-minute pitches at a live competition before a panel of esteemed judges and guests for a chance to
Right now, greenhouse gas emissions are on an increasingly upward trajectory and the earth’s temperature is projected to rise by 2.5 to 7.8 degrees Celsius by the end of this century. While that number seems small, it will cause major climate disruption within the next century. Yet, most scientists agree that reducing CO2 emissions by 80% by
The University of California is a national leader in climate science research and identifying best practices for achieving sustainability and mitigating the catastrophic impacts of climate change.
As presented in Bending the Curve, compiled by 50 of the top climate experts in the UC system, the University of California has identified
As the University of California steps up efforts to eliminate its carbon footprint, it has named Faculty Climate Action Champions at each campus to work with students on projects aimed at building community engagement and awareness. Read the Announcement Meet the Climate Crusader Meet the Carbon Conquerer Meet the Climate Innovator
Steve Allison developed an integrative training program for climate scholars that utilizes the expertise of multi-disciplinary faculty and non-academic partners. These scholars will translate big ideas into tangible climate solutions.