The Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change (BTJRC) offers interdisciplinary education and professional training opportunities on topics related to energy and climate change mitigation in China. The goal is to provide up-and-coming Chinese decision makers—from agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and academia—with the knowledge and skills necessary to transform research into policies that support China's climate change mitigation goals. Training a new generation of influential Chinese thinkers and policy makers to turn research-based recommendations, best practices, and case studies into effective policies and programs is essential for putting research into practice. 

To achieve these goals,  the BTJRC is proud to offer the Chern-Simons Fellows Program for Energy & Climate Change, which 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 in China.

The Chern-Simons Fellows Program features two tracks: Leadership Fellows and Visiting Fellows.

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Chern-Simons Leadership Fellows

This three-week certificate program 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 in China.

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Chern-Simons Visiting Fellows

The Chern-Simons Visiting Fellows Program provides a venue for experienced professionals, scholars, and researchers from China to work on topics related to energy and energy efficiency in China.