Welcome to the home page of the West Virginia Center on Climate Change (“WV3C”).

We have announced a Summer 2021 Webinar Series on the topic: “Putting Together the Pieces of a Fair Energy Transition – Leaving No One Behind.” 

Please pre-register now to reserve a place.  You will receive e-mail links to attend the free, live, audience-interactive programs.  Post-event recordings will be available for those who are unable to attend.

The Summer 2021 Fair Transition Webinar Series of programs, each with different expert speakers and panelists, is scheduled for 7:00-8:00 PM USET on Tuesday, June 15; Tuesday, July 13; and Tuesday, August 10.  

  ♦  The main speaker for the June 15 program will be Professor of Economics Robert Pollin, PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, lead author of the recent report, Impacts of the Reimagining Appalachia & Clean Energy Transition Programs for West Virginia.” 

  ♦  The main speaker for the July 13 program will be Colorado State Senator Chris Hansen, PhD, who will discuss the “Colorado Just Transition Plan,”  created to assist fossil fuel communities in the transition to a clean energy economy — to ensure that no one is left behind.  

  ♦  Details of the August 10 program are to be announced.

Click here for more information and to pre-register for the Summer 2021 Fair Transition Webinar Series.  

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ABOUT THE WEST VIRGINIA CENTER ON CLIMATE CHANGE (“WV3C”)

The WV3C, based in Morgantown, West Virginia, is a small nonprofit organization with a big mission: to help West Virginians understand and deal with global warming and the climate crisis.  

In 2014, we began holding expert-led live educational programs about climate science and policy, in communities around the Mountain State.  Since then thousands of people have participated in these programs, learning firsthand how they can be part of effective climate solutions. 

We are excited to see growing interest in West Virginia about these important issues.  Sign up below for our e-mail list to receive information on upcoming programs.

We post science-based news and links about global warming and the climate crisis with a West Virginia focus on our Facebook page. Check it out!  And scroll down for more information on our mission, our programs, and our people.  

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COOL WEBINAR RECORDINGS!

Here is a link to the YouTube video of our January 25, 2021 WV3C webinar, “What Now? — Climate Solutions in 2021, and Securing a Just Transition for West Virginia.”   The speakers were: Molly Christian, Senior Energy Policy Reporter, S&P Global Market Intelligence; Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, National Organizer and Spokesperson, Young Evangelicals for Climate Action; and Evan Hansen, President of Downstream Strategies and member of the West Virginia House of Delegates.   Here is a link to a  Charleston Gazette-Mail story.

Two more recent WV3C webinar programs are now available on YouTube.  Click on the program title to go to the recording:  July 29, 2020  “Who Speaks for the Trees?” (all about forest carbon storage, with William Moomaw and Sam Davis); and October 22, 2020 — “What Do We Tell the Kids, and What Are They Telling Us?” (all about “Climate Generations,” with Dana Fisher and Danielle Lawson). 

These live webinar programs had great presentations and moderation, challenging questions, and excellent discussion.  We appreciate everyone who participated, and the co-sponsorship of the WV Rivers Coalition, the WV Citizen Action Education Fund, and the WVU College of Law Center on Energy and Sustainable Development.

OUR MISSION

We work in West Virginia and the surrounding region to help meet the challenge of global warming and the climate crisis.

Our programs emphasize climate impacts and issues that are most significant to West Virginians, presented in collaborative settings to maximize learning and dialogue. 

The West Virginia Center on Climate Change takes an “all of the above,” pro-innovation position on climate solutions.  

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OUR STRATEGY

The Center organizes expert-led educational programs bringing scientific and policy expertise to West Virginians in a wide range of public settings.

We employ traditional and new media strategies to increase public awareness of climate change impacts and solutions.

We engage with community partner organizations and individuals to amplify West Virginia climate change programs and resources.

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OUR PEOPLE

WV3C staff and Board have extensive training and experience in climate change communication, science, and policy.

Scholars, professionals, and other experts provide guidance and content for WV3C programs and initiatives. 

The nonprofit conservation group Friends of Blackwater provides funding, oversight, and support services to the WV3C. WV3C can accept tax-deductible donations from individuals and foundations. 

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