WV CENTER ON CLIMATE CHANGE
West Virginians are increasingly affected by the crisis of global warming and climate change.
To address this challenge, West Virginians need science-based research, education, communication, dialogue, advocacy, policy, and action. They particularly need information about how the climate crisis is affecting the people, land, air, and waters of the Mountain State.
The mission of the West Virginia Center on Climate Change is to help meet these needs by bringing scientific and policy expertise into a wide range of civic and community settings, including online and other media forums, in a nonpartisan and constructive way.
The Center is an informational, partnership, and leadership resource for individuals, organizations, and institutions. The Center takes an “all of the above” and pro-innovation position on climate solutions.
The Center’s strategic approach is to: (1) help create, promote, and deploy accessible, inclusive, science-based, educational projects, programs, and events, live and via online and other media; (2) help build grass-roots and leadership understanding; (3) help foster common-sense and constructive dialogue; and (4) help identify, develop, and promote policy options and common-ground solutions that will lead to effective action.
Because global warming and the climate crisis affect everyone, we all have to be part of the solution — so diversity, inclusivity, and justice are essential elements in the WV3C mission.
See the sections below for more about how WV3C programs implement this mission and strategy.