Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
CIRES researchers explore all aspects of the earth system and search for ways to better understand how natural and human-made disturbances impact our planet. CIRES informs decision-makers and the public about how to best ensure a sustainable future environment. CIRES is a joint institute of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Colorado at Boulder, with five centers: Climate Diagnostics, Earth Science & Observation, Limnology, National Snow & Ice Data, and Science & Technology Policy.
Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions
The Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions (CICSS) is hosted by the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. This interdisciplinary research and Extension Specialist team aims to build climate resilient agricultural, environmental, and social systems, through research, stakeholder engagement, education and outreach. CICSS priorities specifically are to:
Columbia University Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes
The Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation - Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes is dedicated to “advancing an understanding of cities as dynamic systems. ” The Center’s first project is the creation of a “Resilience Accelerator” in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC). The Resilience Accelerator will focus on high priority resilience projects in 100RC network cities in order to help them adapt and confront the impact of climate change.
Communities for a Better Environment
Founded in 1978, Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) seeks to build the power of California’s communities of color and low-income people to achieve environmental health and justice by preventing and reducing pollution and building green, healthy, and sustainable communities and environments. CBE provides residents in blighted and heavily polluted urban communities in California with organizing skills, leadership training, and legal, scientific, and technical assistance, so that they can successfully confront threats to their health and well-being.
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, Snow (CoCoRaHS)
CoCoRaHS is an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow). By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive Web-site, our aim is to provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education and research applications. They are now in all fifty states.
Connecticut Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation (CIRCA)
Based at the University of Connecticut, the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) aims to increase the resiliency and sustainability of Connecticut's coast and inland waterways. CIRCA addresses climate change impacts to the natural, built, and human environment by bringing together experts from engineering, economics, political science, natural science, finance, and law.
Connecticut State Climate Center
The Connecticut State Climate Center (CSCC) is one of the NCDC (National Climatic Data Center) and AASC (American Association of State Climatologist) recognized State Climate Offices. It is located in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut. Support of the service comes from various sources including the University of Connecticut Research Foundation and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Active collaborations are with national and regional climatic centers, federal and state agencies, and various educational institutions.
Consensus Building Institute (CBI)
The Consensus Building Institute (CBI) is a not-for-profit organization created by leading practitioners and theory builders in the fields of negotiation and dispute resolution. CBI works with leaders, advocates, experts, and communities to promote effective negotiations, build consensus, and resolve conflicts.
Conservation Biology Institute
The Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) develops and provides special services focused on ecological forecasting and customized decision support tools for a variety of topics including climate change impacts. CBI provides scientific expertise to support the conservation and recovery of biological diversity in its natural state through applied research, education, planning, and community service. CBI utilizes GIS and remote sensing data to conduct assessments and planning in support of conservation projects globally.
Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB)
The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) was created more than 75 years ago to provide policy direction on water issues. The agency maintains expertise in a broad range of programs and provides technical assistance to further the utilization of Colorado's waters. The CWCB's responsibilities range from protecting Colorado's streams and lakes to water conservation, flood mitigation, watershed protection, stream restoration, drought planning, water supply planning, and water project financing.