Hawaii RISA helps create climate change adaptation report 5 February 2014

Hawaii RISA helps create climate change adaptation report

A report was based on the Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) was recently presented to the President's Task Force for Climate Preparedness and Resilience.

CPO scientists present at NCSE Conference 3 February 2014

CPO scientists present at NCSE Conference

CPO's Adam Parris and Caitlin Simpson spoke at the National Council for Science and the Environment's conference: "Building Climate Solutions,"  which took place in Arlington, Va. from Jan. 28-30.

WWA researchers discuss study at climate change roundtable 21 January 2014

WWA researchers discuss study at climate change roundtable

Researchers from the Western Water Assessment – a part of CPO’s Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments (RISA) program – joined a Jan. 17 roundtable discussion on climate impacts in Salt Lake City featuring members of the White House staff.

Climate Solutions Center opens at the University of Arizona 20 January 2014

Climate Solutions Center opens at the University of Arizona

Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS), a RISA program, announced that the University of Arizona's Institute of the Environment has opened the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions, or CCASS, to help  link science with the needs of decision makers

5 November 2013

SCIPP publishes climate change planning assessment report

SCIPP, the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (a RISA team), has published a new report: South Central U.S. Hazard and Climate Change Planning Assessment.  The report looks at decision makers’ hazard planning practices, climate change planning practices and information and applications across SCIPP’s six-state region.

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