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Welcome | CCASS
  • Bridging the gap between science and decision-making

  • Managing risk in a complex, interdisciplinary context

  • Finding synergies between adaptation and mitigation

  • Preparing for transformational change and weather and climate extremes


Two UA undergraduates attended the Planet Forward Summit at Georgetown University in April, sponsored by CCASS. 


Sponsored and hosted by CCASS, five experts from UA gave short talks at UA on April 27 about social science tools and methods useful in their climate... More

About Us

Partner with CCASS

The world must increasingly adapt to global challenges stemming from a changing climate. Smart adaptation and a focus on preparedness for a wide range of possible future conditions put us all on sound footing. 

The Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions brings together a wealth of expertise at the University of Arizona to support sound management choices in the context of this change, linking science, information needs of managers, and decision-making. CCASS provides services and benefits to both stakeholders (from local, state, and federal employees to elected officials, tribes, businesses, and citizens) and affiliates from the UA as they work to connect rapidly evolving scientific understanding of a changing climate with management practices in the U.S. and internationally. Please join us in CCASS opportunities and efforts.


New UA Course Offerings on Climate Change

Two new courses on climate resilience and adaptation will be offered at UA in 2016/17 on Thursday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:30... more

Tribal Leaders' Summit on Climate Change

A Nov. 2015 summit at UA brought together environmental managers and leaders from tribes that have climate adaptation plans... more

US Energy Policy in Transition

Michelle Wyman, Executive Director of the National Council for Science and the Environment, recently spoke at... more