University of California invests millions in ‘climate justice’ research, K–12 content

By Spencer Dalke, Campus Reform

The University of California Office of the President will invest $5.5 million toward the creation of a new climate-related project headed up by the Irvine campus. The project, titled the Wildlan-Urban Interface Climate Action Network (WUICAN), connects researchers at University of California campuses to combat climate change.

“WUICAN builds on years of strategic planning and programs at [Universities of California Irvine, Riverside, and San Diego] focused on land stewardship and risk management in a rapidly changing climate,” reads an announcement on UCI News.

The WUICAN project reflects California’s priority for “climate justice.” UC Irvine declared the project “enables tribes and community groups to partner with universities and land managers to reduce climate change risks.”

Read more at Campus Reform.

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