Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment

Our climate shapes our lives. The ways we build our roads, manage our farms, move our water, and use energy are all influenced by our unique Indiana climate. But our climate has been changing, and we expect it to continue changing in ways that will affect our productivity, our safety, and our livelihoods. We need to know what climate change means for Indiana.

Led by the Purdue Climate Change Research Center, scientists and decision makers from across the state are working together to develop the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment (IN CCIA). The series of reports stemming from the IN CCIA will take a comprehensive look at the many ways a changing climate is expected to affect state and local interests. This assessment will give Hoosiers access to the best available climate information, allowing us to understand climate-related risks and build more effective plans for a more productive future. 

Our primary focus is on creating information that matters. We’re taking a collaborative approach to engage experts and decision makers in a meaningful dialog about climate change concerns, impacts, and information needs. By connecting with stakeholders early, and often, in the assessment process we can gather a diversity of perspectives and ensure the IN CCIA includes relevant information that is actually usable by state and local decision makers. In partnership with local host organizations, the PCCRC will begin holding a series of stakeholder listening sessions across the state in early 2016. Input gathered from these sessions will help shape the topics covered within the IN CCIA.

For more information about the IN CCIA, or to get your organization involved, please contact Melissa Widhalm (mwidhalm@purdue.edu; 765-494-8191)

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