New Center launched with panel, lecture

Aug. 3, 2017

CCASS activities officially kicked off at the University of Arizona on January 17, 2014, with two events: a panel discussion on “Living in Our Future Climate: Adapting to Climate Change” and a public lecture by Mark Howden, an international expert on climate adaptation from Australia and the adaptation center’s first Distinguished Visiting Fellow, on “Climate Adaptation in Australia: Successes, Failures and Some Lessons Learned.” The panel discussion included presentations by CCASS Director Kathy Jacobs, who introduced the new center and explained its role in supporting decisions in a national and international context; Institute of the Environment co-Director Diana Liverman, who provided an overview about the UA’s role in adaptation research and policy; Howden, who discussed the center in the context of his own adaptation experience and work as chief research scientist with CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences in Canberra, Australia; and Jeff Silvertooth, associate dean of UA Cooperative Extension, who spoke about the role of Extension at the UA in adaptation.  The press release for the Center's launch is available here.