Ask state lawmakers to protect Californians from climate change
We can’t wait any longer. Climate change is here now, and we need to take urgent action to protect our communities and our future. That’s why UC is putting the full weight of its research enterprise into combatting climate change. Gov. Newsom’s budget proposal includes $185 million to turn UC’s cutting-edge research into scalable solutions. But it isn’t a done deal – we need state lawmakers to support the proposal!
Will you ask lawmakers to support climate action and resiliency funding for UC? Add your name to show your support.
We’ll deliver this petition to state lawmakers, and this one simple action can make a big difference! Let’s show a groundswell of support for climate-focused research, innovation, and workforce development in California.
This funding will allow UC to:
Accelerate research and evidence-based solutions that protect our communities from drought, wildfire, flooding and other impacts of our warming climate. Funding will directly benefit Californians, and prioritize solutions that promote human health, social equity, inclusive regional economic development, and workforce training for climate-focused jobs.
Expand UC’s network of incubators, accelerators and innovation centers to focus on the development of new products, services, and solutions to the climate crisis. Three new innovation centers will host makerspaces, workforce training, student and citizen education, mentor networks, investments, critical seed funding, and startup incubators.
Launch climate-focused Workforce Development and Training Hubs that provide educational opportunities for students and non-degree seeking individuals to apply a climate lens to their careers.
This investment will accelerate climate-focused research, innovation, and workforce development and benefit all California communities, including our most vulnerable. Together, we can meet the challenge of climate change.
Every day UC creates groundbreaking research, develops new health care solutions, and opens doors for students. None of it would be possible without federal funding.