Dear Friends & Colleagues,
As we approach the new year, the environmental challenges we face remain dire.  In just the last few months we've witnessed one of the most devastating hurricane seasons on record and deadly wildfires throughout California.  Looking forward to 2018 and beyond, we know that our changing climate will increase the frequency of extreme events like these in ways that we are struggling to anticipate.
At CLEE, we are committed to shaping effective policies to address these challenges.  From an analysis of market based solutions to manage California's groundwater to an examination of policy options for expanding the adoption of zero emission vehicles, CLEE has been a leading voice in environmental law and policy in 2017. 
Our team continues to grow and our reach continues to expand.  In the past year we have convened a workshop on the role of artificial intelligence in environmental regulation and welcomed our first senior fellow focused on transitioning fossil-fuel dependent states toward long-term environmental sustainability.     
Next year we will continue offering timely policy guidance in our work to model a sustainable city block in Oakland and modernize water data for California, among a number of other ongoing projects.
As a self-supported research center, we rely on your contributions to continue this work.  When you donate, you not only support our major research initiatives, you also enable our work with students and our ability to rapidly respond to new environmental challenges.    
If you share these goals, please consider making a gift so that we can continue to be a policy leader in the fight to ensure a healthy planet for future generations.   
Wishing you the best this holiday season,


Jordan Diamond Dan Farber Holly Doremus
Executive Director
Co-Faculty Director
Co-Faculty Director

And now a look back . . .  

Jordan Diamond '08, Ethan Elkind, and other UC Berkeley colleagues discuss current environmental challenges

Mike Kiparsky discusses the implementation of AB-1755, The Open and Transparent Water Data Act, with the author of the legislation, Senator Bill Dodd of California's 3rd District

Our 2017 Environmental Law and Energy & Clean Technology Law certificate recipients

Professor Holly Doremus '91 talks to Senator Ben Allen '08 of California's 26th District at a CLEE event in March
At the 2017 ELQ Banquet, Jordan Diamond and ELQ leadership present John Cruden with an Environmental Leadership Award

Upcoming Event 

The 14th Annual California Water Law Symposium
What's Coming Down the Pipeline?

Saturday, January 20th, 2018
Chevron Auditorium, International House, UC Berkeley
The f ourteenth annual California Water Law Symposium will be hosted by UC Berkeley on   January 20, 2018. This  year's theme revolves around California's water infrastructure. Panelists will address a variety of water governance and management issues in California through the lens of water infrastructure, exploring the current state of California's infrastructure and proposing ideas, priorities, and best practices for improving water infrastructure in the future. Register and read more about the program at .
The Symposium is a collaborative, student-led event involving UC Berkeley School of Law; UC Davis School of Law; UC Hastings College of the Law; the University of San Francisco School of Law; Golden Gate University School of Law; and the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  

The Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) channels the creativity and expertise of the Berkeley community into pragmatic policy solutions to critical environmental and energy issues.  


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