CoolClimate Network

CoolClimate Network

Scaling up adoption of low carbon technologies and practices through smart decision-making tools, transformational programs and enabling policies.

The CoolClimate Approach

The climate crisis is pressing and solutions are urgently needed. CoolClimate provides smart decision-making tools and programs to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy. We develop cutting-edge carbon footprint benchmarking research and combine this with ongoing lessons from behavioral sciences to design tailored climate solutions to different users and populations. CoolClimate tools quickly identify the unique opportunities each individual, business, organization or community holds to reduce greenhouse gas emisions. These tools are incorporated into programs to activate, educate, motivate and empower individuals and organizations to make low-carbon choices. CoolClimate also works with Network Members to design policies and programs that meet local needs and motivate populations to take climate action.

CoolClimate is a program of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL). RAEL, directed by professor Daniel Kammen, is a unique research, devel­op­ment, project imple­men­ta­tion, and com­mu­nity out­reach facil­ity based a t the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley in the Energy and Resources Group and the Depart­ment of Nuclear Engi­neer­ing. RAEL focuses on design­ing, test­ing, and dis­sem­i­nat­ing renew­able and appro­pri­ate energy sys­tems . The laboratory’s mis­sion is to help these tech­nolo­gies real­ize their full poten­tial to con­tribute to envi­ron­men­tally sus­tain­able devel­op­ment in both indus­tri­al­ized and devel­op­ing nations while also address­ing the cul­tural con­text an d range of poten­tial social impacts of any new tech­nol­ogy or resource man­age­ment system.

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