Professor of Climate Adaptation
James (Jim) Buizer is professor of climate adaptation in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment and director of the Climate Adaptation and International Development Program in the Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on mechanisms to incorporate scientifically based findings of projected impacts of climate variability and change into development decisions. From 2003-2011 Jim served as senior policy advisor to the president at Arizona State University, where he led the design and establishment of the Global Institute of Sustainability and its degree-granting school. Prior to ASU, Jim was director of the Climate and Societal Interactions Division at NOAA in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for designing and leading interdisciplinary research and applications programs positioned at the climate and societal interface. These included the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research, among others.
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