Advancing Global Change Science and Solutions
AGCI links science, solutions, and community to address the most pressing global change issues.
A new report from Aspen Global Change Institute and the University of Arizona Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions provides a first-of-its-kind comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of a variety of adaptation practices that leverage nature-based solutions (NbS) to help build more climate-resilient coasts and coastal communities.
Several recent studies suggest that loneliness and social disconnection may directly affect individual perceptions and actions on climate change, providing a starting point to consider how we might link concern about loneliness and isolation to climate action.
Many people—and academics, especially—rely on scientific meetings to grow the knowledge and networks needed for a successful career in the sciences. It’s critical that scientific meetings foster a culture of belonging for all so the full diversity of our scientific communities can thrive and contribute to better, more innovative science.
It's surprisingly hard to say exactly how much water trapped in the Rocky Mountain snowpack will actually reach the Colorado River in a given year. In this report for NPR's Morning Edition, KUNC's Alex Hager explores how Sublimation of Snow Project scientists are looking for ways to help people downstream know how much water to expect.
Durable climate solutions require well-designed policies that get the technical details right. AGCI supports the Crux Alliance, a group of nonprofit organizations with deep policy design expertise, to work with policymakers in the world’s highest carbon-emitting countries.
“AGCI tackles the challenging task of bringing together disparate research communities with ease, facilitating conversations that do not happen in other forums.”
– AGCI workshop participant
“AGCI defines what true community partnership looks like, helping us make sense of complex climate data, which allows us to positively impact our communities.”
– Ashley Perl, Pitkin County Community Resiliency Manager
“AGCI has become an intellectual proving ground, a ferment for new ideas and concepts, and a place where the different disciplines actually talk, and progress.”
– Hal Harvey, CEO, Energy Innovation