Global Climate Leadership Council

The Global Climate Leadership Council was formed in 2014 to advise UC on achieving the ambitious goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2025 (pdf) while also providing guidance for furthering its other longstanding sustainability goals. The council will also provide guidance on integrating the carbon neutrality initiative and other sustainability goals into UC’s teaching, research and public service mission.

The council is comprised of scientists, administrators, students and experts from inside and outside UC and will engage the entire university community in its effort to seek out the best practices, policies and technology to achieve carbon neutrality and to advance teaching and research in climate change and sustainability.

The council is organized around key areas of contribution toward the initiative’s success:

Council members

The council is co-chaired by:

  • Nathan Brostrom, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (UCOP)
  • Fonna Forman, Professor of Political Science & Director, UCSD Center on Global Justice (UCSD)

Council members include UC officials and students:

  • Ken Alex, Director, Project Climate (UCB)
  • Roger Bales, Professor of Engineering (UCM)
  • Matt Barth, Professor of Engineering; Director, Center for Environmental Research and Technology (UCR)
  • Carl Blumstein, Director, California Institute for Energy & Environment (UCB)
  • Wendell Brase, Associate Chancellor for Sustainability (UCI)
  • Carrie L. Byington, MD, Executive Vice President, University of California Health (UCOP)
  • Susan Cochran, Academic Senate Chair (UCLA)
  • Brent Colburn, Senior Vice President, External Relations and Communications (UCOP)
  • Matt Deines, Senior Planner, Campus Physical and Environmental Planning (UCI)
  • John Elliott, Chief Sustainability Officer (LBNL)
  • Marc Fisher, Vice Chancellor, Administration (UCB)
  • Erin Gore, Senior Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration (UCSF)
  • Robert Horwitz, Professor of Communication (UCSD)
  • Glenda Humiston, Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCOP)
  • Caroline Hung, Graduate Student Representative (UCR)
  • Kenneth Janda, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry (UCI)
  • Pramod Khargonekar, Vice Chancellor of Research (UCI)
  • Lori Kletzer, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (UCSC)
  • David Lea, Professor, Department of Earth Science (UCSB)
  • Rich Leib, Chair, UC Board of Regents
  • Theresa Maldonado, Vice President, Research and Innovation (UCOP)
  • Beth Rose Middleton, Professor, Native American Studies (UCD)
  • Isabel Montañez, Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences and Director, Institute of the Environment (UCD)
  • Rachael Nava, Executive Vice President-Chief Operating Officer (UCOP)
  • Charles Nies, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (UCM)
  • Tracey Osborne, Associate Professor, School of Engineering (UCM)
  • David Phillips, Associate Vice President, Energy & Sustainability (UCOP)
  • Lekha Sapers, Undergraduate Student Representative (UCSB)
  • Brad Simmons, Chief Administrator and COO, UC Davis Health (UCD)
  • James Steintrager, Academic Senate Vice Chair (UCI)
  • Sheri Weiser, Professor of Medicine; Internist in Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine (UCSF)

External Advisors:

  • Cecilia Estolano, CEO, Estolano Advisors
  • H. Ramé Hemstreet, Vice President, Operations, Kaiser Permanente
  • Elvyra F. San Juan, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Capital Planning, Design & Construction, CSU Chancellor’s Office