Georgia Climate Project receives grant from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation

December 3, 2018

The Georgia Climate Project recently received a $650,000 grant from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation to support its efforts advancing the understanding of climate impacts and solutions in Georgia. 

"Georgia can and really should be a leader on this issue," says Daniel Rochberg, instructor of environmental health at Rollins and one of the founders of the Georgia Climate Project. He notes that long term, he's hopeful the consortium will grow to include academic partners across the state. "Currently, the Southeast isn't recognized as a credible national leader on this set of issues. If any of us steps forward, that raises the bar locally and nationally. The more we have states innovating and coming up with ways to lead, the more we're going to be driving the national conversation in a productive way."

Working with partners in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, the Georgia Climate Project recently released a 40-question Georgia Climate Research Roadmap. Planned upcoming activities include a Georgia Climate Information Portal, a collection of Georgia climate stories, expanded support for student-driven climate solutions, and a Georgia Climate Conference November 7-8, 2019.

Read the full news release.