Who We Are

We’re uniting faculty across academic disciplines to drive climate action at UMass Lowell and beyond.

The CCI is a university research center that informs and supports evidence-based climate action. Our research, education, and community engagement foster a transition to a sustainable, resilient, and equitable society.

With more than 30 faculty members drawn from 13 academic departments, we collaborate with each other on research, teaching, and outreach activities, using a systems thinking framework to explore the interactions between our disciplinary areas and forge new areas of scholarly work. In addition to engaging about a third of UMass Lowell’s students through our instructional and research activities, we work actively to ensure the relevance of our scholarly work to society through our relationships with citizens, community organizations, and policymakers.