The Climate Alliance Mapping Project supports the research needs of organizations campaigning to keep fossil fuels underground. CAMP is a collaboration between academics, environmental NGOs, and indigenous organizations that uses Participatory Action Research and global counter-mapping for climate justice alliance-building.
Tracey Osborne, Assistant Professor. School of Geography and Development
CLIMAS, based at the University of Arizona and in partnership with New Mexico State University, seeks to improve the Southwest region’s capacity to respond to climate changes and events. CLIMAS furthers participatory research that engages stakeholders across scales and sectors to improve the availability of, and access to, information about climate and its impacts to inform equitable and sustainable decision-making. Several of the CLIMAS projects, past and present, have relevance to climate justice including studies on climate and poverty in the SW, drought planning on tribal lands, and climate and water resources.
Dan Ferguson, Institute of the Environment and School of Natural Resources and the Environment
This project aims to strengthen climate change adaptation among native communities in the region. In support of and in partnership with the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, the project assesses the tribe’s vulnerabilities and resiliencies; develops a coupled socio-ecological framework for climate decision-making; proposes adaptive water management strategies; and facilitates collaborations between native communities and scientists.
Karletta Chief, Assistant Professor. Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science
This project aims to improve drought risk analysis while reducing vulnerability to drought. The study triangulates multiple forms of climate data to assess drought variability across various geographic and temporal scales in an effort to improve understanding of coupled human and natural influences on drought, including land cover change, ocean temperatures, and other factors.
Diana Liverman, Regents Professor. Institute of the Environment and School of Geography and Development
IRAP, a collaboration between researchers at the University of Arizona, Columbia University, and local partners in targeted developing regions, lends scientific support to efforts programs aimed at fortifying resilience to climate variability and change in the planning and management of water resources, food production, hazard risks, and coastal systems in the Caribbean, Asia, and West Africa
Jim Buizer. Institute of the Environment and School of Geography and Development
This project’s mission is to strengthen resilience to weather extremes in the southcentral United States, and to improve preparedness for climate-related events and hazards such as storms, floods, drought, hurricanes, wildfires, and heat waves.
Gregg Garfin, Associate Professor. Institute of the Environment and School of Natural Resources and the Environment