UC Carbon and Climate Neutrality Summit
University of California climate and energy experts announce 10 scalable solutions for moving the world toward carbon neutrality, a practical framework that outlines both immediate and longer-term actions for staving off catastrophic climate change. The summit focuses on solutions for achieving significant greenhouse gas reductions and includes state and federal officials, corporate sustainability leaders and green technology entrepreneurs.
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Date: 12/12/2016
Tony Barnosky, a Professor of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley, and Teenie Matlock, the McClatchy Chair of Communications and Associate Professor of Cognitive Science at UC Merced, discuss tactics for communicating the urgency to act and depoliticizing the discussion on climate change. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 5/9/2016
Scott Samuelsen, UC Irvine, is an expert in energy generation, from fossil fuel combustion to advanced fuel cell technology, and their impacts on the environment. He looks at the technology challenges of reducing carbon. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 4/13/2016
Helena Molin Vald├ęs, a long-time proponent of sustainable development, climate change mitigation and adaption, and disaster reduction, is the Head of the Secretariat, Climate and Clean Air Coalition at the United Nations Environment Programme. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 3/28/2016
Byron Washom, UC San Diego, and Susanna Hecht UCLA explore the challenges to scaling solutions. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 2/29/2016
Fonna Forman, UC San Diego and Magali Delmas, UCLA, discuss how to frame climate change so that people will take action. That includes understanding that climate change affects the health and prosperity of people, not just polar bears. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 2/22/2016
Daniel Kammen of UC Berkeley and Doug Rotman of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory explore how actions to reduce carbon can be scaled to national and global levels. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 2/15/2016
Max Auffhammer of UC Berkeley looks at the economics of climate change, listing the economic considerations that are important to take into account when designing and evaluating climate policy, including cost effectiveness and efficiency. Then he discusses specific policies at the state, national and international level in light of these economic considerations. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 2/8/2016
Juliann Allison, UC Riverside Public Policy, explores the environmental policy and politics associated with climate action. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 1/22/2016
William Collins, UC Berkeley Earth and Planetary Sciences, is an internationally recognized expert in climate modeling and climate change science. He was a Lead Author on the Fourth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), for which the IPCC was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Here he explores pathways to reduce carbon in the atmosphere. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 1/18/2016
Academic entrepreneurs share their experiences of taking ideas from lab to market in this wide-ranging discussion on spawning innovation featuring Jeff Lievense of Genomatica, Bernhard Palsson of UC San Diego, Paul Wright of UC Berkeley and Gavin McCormick of WattTime. Greg Horowitt, Co-Founder of T2 Venture Creation, moderates. Recorded on 10/27/2015.

Date: 1/11/2016
Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor of UC San Diego leads a lively discussion with fellow Chancellors from UC Davis, UC Merced and UC Riverside on the variety of actions from infrastructure to education that the campuses of the University of California system are taking to reach carbon neutrality by 2025. Recorded on 10/27/2015.

Date: 1/11/2016
Ellen Williams, Director, ARPA-E, U.S. Department of Energy provides an interesting look at the kinds of advanced projects supported by the US Department of Energy. Recorded on 10/27/2015.

Date: 12/21/2015
The University of California, a national leader in sustainability, has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2025, becoming the first major university to accomplish this achievement. Rachael Nava, Chief Operating Officer, UC Office of the President discusses that initiative. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 12/14/2015
David Hochschild, Commissioner, California Energy Commission, discusses clean and renewable energy. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 12/13/2015
Six participants from the UC Carbon and Climate Neutrality Summit offer quick takes on defining the impacts of climate change, their interdisciplinary research addressing the problem and why the University of California is uniquely positioned to lead in these efforts. Featured speakers include Dan Kammen and Max Auffhammer of UC Berkeley, Rachael Nava of the UC Office of the President, Bill Collins of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Nancy Skinner of UC Davis and Teenie Matlock of UC Merced.

Date: 12/8/2015
UC Regent Bonnie Reiss presents five student leaders from the University of California as they share what they are doing, and their visions for slowing climate change. Recorded on 10/27/2015.

Date: 12/8/2015
Nobel Laureate Mario Molina, UC San Diego, describes international actions to combat climate change. Recorded on 10/27/2015.

Date: 12/8/2015
Walter Munk, Research Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus, UC San Diego, discusses the nature of the effort to mitigate climate change. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 12/7/2015
Leading experts describe sociological dimensions of communicating urgency and affecting change in public awareness and action on climate change. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 12/7/2015
A variety of leaders from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the City of San Diego, UC Office of the President and the United Nations describe the process that generated "Bending the Curve," the seminal report on scalable actions to slow the pace of human-induced climate change. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 12/6/2015
Leading experts describe challenges and opportunities for scalable actions to slow climate change from technical, socio-political and economic perspectives. Recorded on 10/26/2015.

Date: 12/4/2015
University of California President Janet Napolitano moderates a fascinating discussion with Stella Li, Senior Vice President of BYD, and Tamara Dicaprio, Director of Environmental Sustainability at Microsoft, on appropriate incentives for industries to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide. Recorded on 10/27/2015.

Date: 12/4/2015
Nancy Skinner of UC Davis and California State Senator Fran Pavley offer fascinating insights into the complexities of passing successful legislation that moves California to the forefront of reducing its carbon impact on the world.

Date: 12/4/2015
California Governor Jerry Brown addresses the University of California Carbon and Climate Neutrality Summit on October 27, 2015. Brown said the solutions from the UC Climate Solutions Group could help shape talks among global leaders in Paris later this year. Recorded on 10/27/2015.

Date: 12/2/2015
Leading experts from the California Energy Commission and the University of California describe what is being done in California and what can be done on state, national and global scales to slow the pace of climate change. Recorded on 10/26/2015.
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