Climate resilience projects take root across California
The University of California will award $100M in climate action grants this year to help communities across the state meet the challenges of climate change.
The funds, allocated by California lawmakers in the 2022-23 state budget, will support action-oriented research projects, conducted with input from local communities, that include swift and measurable results related to helping Californians cope with climate-related impacts.
“Over the past year, we felt the urgency of addressing the growing impacts of climate change as communities across California experienced historic droughts, heat waves, wildfires and other extreme events exacerbated by a warming planet. But we also saw the potential for rapid and effective climate action, as elected officials, institutions and communities came together around shared goals,” said University of California President Michael V. Drake, in UC’s just-released 2022 Annual Report on Sustainable Practices. “These resources will be used to fund community-tailored solutions to meet California’s climate goals and needs, ensure that our communities are prepared and resilient, and prevent future disasters.”
Tags: climate change, systemwide