New Master’s Degree at UC Berkeley Focuses On Interdisciplinary Climate Solutions – January 20, 2024

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Faculty Affiliate James Sallee from the Energy Institute shares plans for UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources’ upcoming Master of Climate Solutions degree in SF Gate and MSN. The program, commencing this fall, will be led by faculty from the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and the Energy and Resources Group. Additionally, a new concurrent degree option is being introduced at The Haas School of Business, incorporating climate change courses.

“‘New research on climate solutions is still critical, but we already know many of the things we need to do to address the climate challenge,’ said James Sallee, a professor and faculty director of the program. ‘What we really need are people spread throughout society and the economy who are in a position to take action on climate, and who are equipped with the tools to make the right choices.’…’The ideal candidate is someone who has three or more years of experience in the working world and wants to pivot their practice toward addressing climate’, Sallee said. ‘So much about climate relies on understanding quantitative facts to measure solutions,’ he said. ‘We are looking for people who have touched the working world and are comfortable working with numbers or open to learning those skills.'”

Learn more about the new Master’s Degree on MSN