Chris Jones is Program Director of the CoolClimate Network, a research program of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. He also serves as program chair (5th year) of the Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference. His primary research interests are carbon footprint analysis, community-scale greenhouse gas mitigation, behavioral psychology and environmental policy.
Jones led the development of the first carbon footprint calculators to account for the greenhouse gas emissions of all goods and services purchased by households and businesses. This comprehensive method, called “consumption-based greenhouse gas accounting,” powers all CoolClimate Calculators – online tools that allow households, businesses and communites to estimate their complete carbon footprints, compare their results to similar users, and develop personalized climate action plans to reduce their contribution to climate change.