CSU Joins the Georgia Climate Project

Columbus State University has joined the Georgia Climate Project (GCP), a statewide consortium working to improve understanding of climate impacts and solutions in Georgia. CSU is the eighth Academic Partner to join the network, and the only one from the west central part of the state.

Sustainability is one of CSU's core values, and CSU’s diverse faculty is well-suited to advance a number of GCP initiatives, including a 40-question “climate research roadmap” (https://roadmap.georgiaclimateproject.org/). In particular, CSU will work at the intersection of climate, climate change, and K-12 education in addition to more physical science-based research areas, such as observations of the climate system and evidence of a changing climate.

Dr. Scott Gunter, Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences leads CSU’s participation in this new initiative.

"Participation in the Georgia Climate Project is a great opportunity for CSU. It will not only add to CSU’s efforts to develop a more sustainable university and community, but it will also open doors for our students to participate in research and discussions on the effects of climate change in Georgia” said Gunter.

“We are delighted that Columbus State is joining the Georgia Climate Project team,” said Emory University’s Daniel Rochberg. “Columbus State has great faculty working on these issues, great students, and a strong commitment to sustainability. They bring a lot to the table, and we can’t wait to start working with them.”

The Georgia Climate Project (https://www.georgiaclimateproject.org/)was developed by Emory, Georgia Tech, and the University of Georgia as a non-partisan state-wide network of academic institutions working with partners in the government, private, and non-profit sectors. Columbus State joins Emory University, Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, Agnes Scott College, Georgia Southern University, Spelman College, and the University of North Georgia in this initiative.