Berkeley at the Paris climate talks

UC Berkeley faculty and students are in Paris to take part in historic talks underway as the world grapples with climate change.

Daniel Kammen, a professor of energy and resources and of public policy, is participating in the 2015 UN Climate Conference (COP21), along with five of his students. He will chair an event around Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change and environmental stewardship, an event on women and cookstoves and events with the “C40” network of the world’s largest cities. (Look for his story below.)

Three Berkeley students will present talks on tiny houses.

Anthony Barnosky, a professor of integrative biology, is also attending and co-authored with three other UC faculty a letter to French Foreign Minister and COP21 President Laurent Fabius about UC’s Climate Demonstration Project for the World.

Shannon Jackson, associate vice chancellor of arts and design, and Ethan Elkind, of Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy and the Environment, are among others who have taken their expertise to the world gathering.

This Berkeley News page is sharing the thoughts and work of UC Berkeley professors, students and alumni throughout the two-week summit, as well as Berkeley’s research on climate change and its consequences. Check here for updates.