The notion of climate change can be daunting. Volumes of research from a wide range of fields irrefutably showcase that our Earth’s future is perilous and climate change is indeed real and serious. The issues are complex and multi-faceted: extreme weather, sea level rise, air quality, public health, food security, and pandemic preparedness to name a few. How can we discover, translate, and enable scalable, data-driven solutions to the global problems of climate change and environmental degradation? At UCI, we recognize that solutions to planetary problems must reach planetary proportions. UCI’s Solutions that Scale aims to converge scientists and academics, policy makers, business leaders, and global citizens to identify and accelerate climate change solutions that scale.
The capacity of a society to calibrate and effectively scale climate change solutions rests both on its ability to understand modeling tools for the earth system as well as a desire to collaborate on coordinated, rational action.
Universities must work together with policy makers and industry leaders to enable scalable change. UCI Solutions that Scale will build technological and collaborative capacity in climate change research, policy arenas, and the business world by:
scalability would be assessed when attempting to design and implement effective climate solutions.
these resources could catalyze and add value to proposed climate solutions by making technologically-sound solutions more feasible to enact, and rendering the policy outputs of governance structures more efficient, actionable and productive at local to global levels.