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 smartdecision-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 at 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.