ERG Mission

ERG’s mission is research and education for a sustainable environment and a just society. Established as an academic degree-granting program at UC Berkeley in 1973, ERG has become a unique interdisciplinary community of graduate students, core faculty, and over 100 affiliates and researchers from across the campus.
ERG produces cutting edge research to inform scientific, policy, and business communities. ERG is an intellectual hub for research on clean energy, climate science, ecosystems and biodiversity, energy systems, international development, technology and society, and water policy.
Programs of study in Energy & Resources lead to MA, MS, and PhD degrees, as well as an undergraduate minor. These programs prepare the next generation of scholars and leaders to confront the challenges of environmental sustainability and equity.
ERG and its graduates have a global presence from Laotian villages to Washington hearing rooms, from international climate negotiations to corporate boardrooms.