The Climate Change Initiative brings people together from across the University to catalyze evidence-based climate action through our research, education and community engagement.

The Climate Change Initiative (CCI) includes more than 60 faculty members and 10 staff from 20 academic departments and all five colleges at UMass Lowell. Student leaders also participate in CCI events, retreats, and decision-making. We use a systems thinking framework to explore interactions between expertise and forge new programs, projects, and policy.

Our Expertise

Our research and expertise reflects our disciplinary diversity and the unifying theme of building new knowledge to catalyze evidence-based climate action.

CCI News

  • COP28 Student Delegation (Left to Right) William Lefebvre, Victoria Wisniewski, Madison Feudo, Aya Oulal, and Zita Ngagoum Ndalloka

    Gen Z Takes a Seat - and Sets the Table - at COP28

    UMass Lowell students, William Lefebvre and Victoria Wisniewski, investigate how the consequences of industrial expansion and a lack of environmental regulations from past generations has consequences for Gen Z. As both students are part of the Gen Z cohort, they seek to express their concerns about climate change at this year's COP28.
    Boston Globe Department News