The Climate Readiness Institute develops 21st century climate adaptation solutions for the Bay Area and California and creates knowledge to inform and inspire cities worldwide.
CRI brings together academic experts from UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory with climate leaders from government agencies, non-profits and the private sector. Through “co-production” partnerships, we develop and disseminate science-based solutions for the impacts of sea level rise, drought, heatwaves, and wildfires on health, infrastructure, and ecosystems in the Bay Area and California.
Climate Adaptation Research Projects
CRI supports joint academic-stakeholder, inter-disciplinary research projects that inform Bay Area and California climate adaptation decision-making and produce new, groundbreaking knowledge. We work across the campus involving climate science, law, urban planning, engineering, communications and more.
Outreach and Education
CRI uses workshops, webinars, and various media channels to help academics and stakeholders to spotlight key issues, build the capacity of communities, and identify topics for in-depth study.
21st Century Climate Leader Training
CRI’s research projects and outreach activities provide valuable climate education experiences and networking opportunities for Berkeley students and community members. Young people, having grown up under the specter of climate change, are called to action, and CRI provides a local, hands-on framework for their efforts.
Bruce Riordan, Program Director
Bruce Riordan is the Program Director for the Climate Readiness Institute. He also serves as the Director of the Bay Area Climate Adaptation Network (BayCAN), a network of local government staff working on climate adaptation and resilience in the nine-county Bay Area. Previously, Mr. Riordan served as the Climate Strategist for the Bay Area Joint Policy Committee and consulted on climate change strategies for BART, Next 10, the Marin Community Foundation, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and the Bay Area Quality Management District.
Aleka Seville, Sonoma Regional Climate Protection Authority
Ann Blake, Ann Blake Consulting
Andy Jones, Climate & Ecosystems Sciences, Lawrence Berkeley Lab
Carl Blumstein, California Institute for Energy & Environment, UC Berkeley
Dan Zevin, Space Sciences Lab, UC Berkeley
David Ackerly, College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley
David Behar, City/County of San Francisco
David Lindeman, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, UC Berkeley
Kate Gordon, Governor’s Office of Planning & Research
Kristina Hill, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley
Linda Rudolph, Public Health Institute
Mark Stacey, College of Engineering, UC Berkeley
Robert Dickinson, Argos Analytics
Ron Cohen, College of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
Steve Weissman, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley