UCI CLIMATE Justice Initiative

What We Do

Effective and equitable solutions to climate change will require a diverse and culturally-competent geoscience workforce with a solid foundation in Earth system science, strong technical skills, and transdisciplinary expertise. To address this need, researchers at UCI came together to develop the Cultural, Learning, and Institutional Model to Accelerate Transformations for Environmental Justice (CLIMATE Justice) Initiative in Fall 2023.

"The CLIMATE Justice Initiative will situate UCI’s global-scale climate research in a local community context. We will approach climate change research in a holistic way that brings together multiple communities to address climate impacts and solutions while confronting social and environmental injustice. "
Kathleen Johnson
Kathleen Johnson
PI and Director, CLIMATE Justice Initiative
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This project is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation Cultural Transformation in the Geoscience Community Implementation Award #2228216 (Principal Investigator Kathleen Johnson).

UCI CLIMATE Justice Initiative

The UCI CLIMATE Justice Initiative acknowledges our presence on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Acjachemen and Tongva Peoples, who still hold strong cultural, spiritual, and physical ties to this region.

Contact Us

Department of Earth System Science
Croul Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-3100

(949) 824-8794