Policy plays a crucial role in addressing climate change, with a range of solutions available to reduce emissions, promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, and build resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Effective policies at the local, national, and international levels are necessary to drive meaningful action on climate change and create a more sustainable future.

Breakout Session: How Grant Organizations Approach Climate Research and Climate Solutions

Private foundations and governments at the federal and state levels now fund important and cutting-edge climate research, with a growing focus on solution-oriented, community-engaged, and interdisciplinary projects. As grant-based involvement in the climate space grows, universities are seeking to become more involved in the critical opportunities that new climate-based research offers. This panel will explore how grant organizations think about the focus, scope, and priorities of climate research and the types of climate-based solutions they endeavor to generate through research funding. The panelists will also discuss ways in which university researchers can best align their work with funders’ priorities. 

Room: 208

Session Time: Tuesday, May 23, 2:30 pm

Session Leads: Seth Blumsack and Hannah Wiseman