Research funding awarded as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced on December 18th that Interior’s eight regional Climate Science Centers are awarding nearly $7 million to universities and other partners for research as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution, move our economy toward clean energy sources and begin to prepare our communities for the impacts of climate change.
The 50-plus studies, conducted with Fiscal Year 2013 funding, will focus on how climate change will affect natural resources as well as management actions that can be taken to help offset such impacts. The research will help guide managers of parks, refuges and other cultural and natural resources to plan how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change.
Each CSC worked with states, tribes, federal agencies, LCCs, universities, and other regional partners to identify the highest priority management challenges in need of scientific input, and to solicit and select research projects.