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.

Apply to join UMass Lowell’s delegation to the United Nations Climate Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan!
The 29th Conference of Parties, COP29, will be held in November 2024 in Baku, Azerbaijan. COP29 promises to be an exciting event that brings together policymakers, scientists, innovators, educators, advocates and the media from around the world.

The application deadline is May 12, 2024.

COP29 Information & Application

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