In partnership with the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (Beahrs ELP) of the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley, the BTJRC is proud to offer the Chern-Simons Leadership Fellows Program for Energy & Climate Change, offering partial to full scholarships to outstanding professionals from China to participate in the Beahrs ELP.

Program Design and Benefits

The Beahrs ELP, a three-week summer certificate program for professionals provides state-of-the art training in environmental and natural resource science, policy, and leadership, with an emphasis on addressing the challenges of promoting clean energy and climate change mitigation globally.

The program is designed for mid-career development and environmental practitioners from a wide range of disciplinary, geographic, and organizational backgrounds, including government, nonprofit organizations, research and education institutions, international agencies, and the business sector.

Through a series of interdisciplinary lectures, discussions, and interactive workshops, Beahrs ELP participants will strengthen their skills for communicating ideas, facilitating multi-stakeholder processes, and leading social change, and enhance their capacity to develop solutions that balance environmental, economic, and social equity objectives.

Participants benefit from a unique opportunity to interact with UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab faculty and with their global peers to access new information and tools, share practical experiences, and develop collaborative leadership skills. Fellows will receive a certificate in Sustainable Environmental Management from UC Berkeley.

Faculty and Experts

The Beahrs leadership Program is managed and coordinated by the faculty and staff of the International and Executive Programs at UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources. 

Contributing UC Berkeley faculty includes members of the departments of Agriculture and Resource Economics; Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; and the Energy Resources Group, among others. Faculty and scientists from across the UC Berkeley Campus, as well as Berkeley Lab and other leading institutions will also participate in workshops, lectures, and other course content. 

To Apply

The 2019 Program will be held July 12 - August 2, 2019 at UC Berkeley. Applications for the 2019 Program are now closed. For more information, visit

More Information

See the Program Handout [PDF] for more information.

See the Program Overview in Chinese and English [PDF] for more information.