Climate Readiness Institute
The Climate Readiness Institute (CRI) was founded at the University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with the University of California, Davis, Stanford University, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Bay Area Joint Policy Committee, and climate leaders from the San Francisco Bay Area government, non-profits and the private sector. The mission of the Climate Readiness Institute is to "develop 21st century climate adaptation solutions to build the Bay Area’s capacity for action, and create knowledge to inform and inspire cities worldwide."
CRI is bringing together academics and practitioners to identify critical information gaps and policy challenges related to climate change, conduct scientific analyses of current and proposed adaptation strategies, and assess new mitigation strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
CRI's projects are focused on four climate adaptation topics for the Bay Area and California:
- Flooding (sea level rise, storms, tides)
- Water Supply
- Terrestrial Systems and Working Lands
CRI’s vision acknowledges the role of both undergraduate and graduate students as vital to the success of the CRI. The CRI will offer a framework, as well as financial support, for students of involved faculty to participate in research that is local, hands-on, and relevant in real-time.
Phone: (510) 642-5979