The Georgia Climate Research Roadmap

The Georgia Climate Research Roadmap is an interactive platform built around a list of 40 key research questions for policymakers and practitioners to better address climate change in Georgia. The Roadmap’s 40 questions focus on climate change impacts Georgia for major sectors such as water, ecosystems, agriculture, health, and energy - as well as several questions address issues related to social equity and environmental justice. The roadmap is an initiative of the Georgia Climate Project, a state-wide consortium founded by Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia to research climate impacts and solutions in Georgia. A related paper was published in Environmental Management and is accessible via:  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00267-018-1051-4 

The questions represent the research priorities that were identified by a group of experts across sectors and disciplines - ensuring a range of important climate resilience topics for adaptation planning in Georgia. Each of the 40 questions includes a summary as to why the question is important to Georgia, which can be found on the website and within the journal article.   

The themes for which the questions are designed include:

  • Weather and climate
  • Ecosystems in Georgia
  • Oceans and coasts
  • Agriculture, forestry and food
  • Water
  • Energy and transportation
  • Human health
  • Communities and infrastructure
  • Human values, social equity and environmental justice
  • Mitigation and adaptation across multiple sectors and scales

 

 

Publication Date: May 23, 2018

Related Organizations:

  • Georgia Climate Project, Emory University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of Georgia

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  • Tool (general)

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