The Columbia Climate Center seeks to improve humankind’s capacity to understand, predict, and respond to climate variability and change within a multidisciplinary approach to sustainable development. By integrating basic and applied research in climate science, engineering, public health, economics, social science and political science conducted throughout Columbia University, the Center will develop strategies for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, while communicating the science and impacts of climate change to society and providing policy analysis and advising to stakeholders and decision makers.
The Columbia Climate Center (CCC) was launched in 2009 by the Earth Institute at Columbia University with the goal of meeting the climate challenge by building upon the many climate-related activities and research efforts conducted throughout the university. By integrating basic and applied research in climate science, engineering, economics, social science and political science conducted throughout Columbia University, the CCC works to develop solutions to the climate challenge. The goal of translating these solutions and the underlying science to stakeholders, decision makers, and the general public is critical. Since its inception, the CCC has engaged in a variety of successful research and educational projects, and has recently begun to develop novel educational tools for climate change science education.