The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Climate Change Adaptation Planning

Many decision-makers are convinced by the evidence that global and region climate is changing, and desire data, information, and consultation to inform planning for resource and operational program management in anticipation of future changes. This program is aimed at providing climate services for adaptation planning, generating partnerships for adaptation planning, and conducting research on effective adaptation planning and science communication for adapting to a changing climate. An additional goal is to build capacity and recognition of climate adaptation expertise at the University of Arizona. 2012 outputs include multiple invited presentations, conference abstracts, peer-reviewed manuscripts, reports to city government institutions, webinar presentations, and adaptation planning workshops. Part of this program is the generation of information to support climate change planning for the City of Tucson, the City of Flagstaff, and presentations to Tucson’s Mayor and City Council, and the City’s water utility. The program was supported by the same grants that support Southwest Climate Services, plus approximately $10,000 in additional funds in 2012. 

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