Urban Climate Education Partnership

Lead PI: Dr. Radley M. Horton

Unit Affiliation: Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR)

September 2012 - August 2018
North America ; New York
Project Type: Research Outreach Education

DESCRIPTION: The Climate and Urban Systems Partnership will have a significant impact on urban residents’ understanding of and engagement with climate change by:

1) further developing networks of community organizations established in CCEP-I to deliver coordinated, city-wide climate education programming through four interconnected community platforms,
2) developing climate education materials that connect personal passions to climate change, and
3) delivering educational programs that reach over 1.9 million participant contacts in the four CUSP cities.

Scientists from Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) will serve as the climate science partner on this project.

OUTCOMES: It is the vision of CUSP to develop and implement a network of climate education-focused organizations to deliver multi-platform, targeted, and coordinated education programs that improve urban residents’ climate literacy, supporting meaningfully engagement in issues around climate change. The focus on urban settings as the thematic direction for the project arises from the unique challenges and opportunities facing cities.


Franklin Institute


National Science Foundation






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