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  • Bridging the gap between science and decision-making

  • Managing risk in a complex, interdisciplinary context

  • Finding synergies between adaptation and mitigation

  • Preparing for transformational change and weather and climate extremes


Two UA undergraduates attended the Planet Forward Summit at Georgetown University in April, sponsored by CCASS. 


In June, CCASS supported the visit of personnel from the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) in Bridgetown, Barbados.  Five CIMH scientists who... More

CIMH visitors Jodi-Ann Petri, Shelly-Ann Cox, and Roché Mahon consider ways to build the social science component of their climate adaptation work.

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Partner with CCASS

The world must increasingly adapt to global challenges stemming from a changing climate. Smart adaptation and a focus on preparedness for a wide range of possible future conditions put us all on sound footing. 

The Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions brings together a wealth of expertise at the University of Arizona to support sound management choices in the context of this change, linking science, information needs of managers, and decision-making. CCASS provides services and benefits to both stakeholders (from local, state, and federal employees to elected officials, tribes, businesses, and citizens) and affiliates from the UA as they work to connect rapidly evolving scientific understanding of a changing climate with management practices in the U.S. and internationally. Please join us in CCASS opportunities and efforts.


Participants sought for SW CSC review

A review of the Southwest Climate Science Center will be held Feb. 14-17, 2017, in Tucson.  ... more

A revolution in CO2 capture and storage?

A new study shows that carbon dioxide can be removed from the atmosphere and trapped underground by injecting it into volcanic... more

Climate change is affecting human perceptions of time

A recent National Geographic article outlines how shifts in environmental markers of time are disrupting both... more


Monday, September 26, 2016
New UA Course Offerings on Climate Change

Two new courses on climate resilience and adaptation will be offered at UA in 2016/17 on Thursday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:30... more