The Rutgers Climate Institute is a University-wide effort to address one of the most important issues of our time through research, education and outreach. The Institute draws upon strengths in many departments at Rutgers by facilitating collaboration across a broad range of disciplines in the natural, social and policy sciences.


Upcoming Public Events!

Taking Chances: The Coast After Hurricane Sandy

Featuring distinguished faculty and though leaders four years after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in our region for an informative dialogue about storms and climate change vulnerability centering on issues raised in the new publication from Rutgers University Press. Read a preview about the book at Rutgers Today


October 28, 2016
Livingston Student Center
Livingston Hall
84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, New Jersey
1:00 PM





Rutgers Climate Symposium 2016
Climate Change, Ecology and Health
November 18, 2016
Livingston Student Center

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Printable flyer available pdf here (167 KB)

This one-day symposium is intended to stimulate interaction and collaboration among the community of natural and social science researchers and university students interested in climate change  from institutions in the greater NJ, NY and Philadelphia region.



Charles Benjamin Beard, U.S. Centers for Disease Control
Dina Fonseca, Rutgers University
Sonya Sachdeva, U.S. Forest Service
John Richard Stepp, University of Florida
Rachael Winfree, Rutgers University


Poster Abstract Deadline: 11:59 PM Monday November 7, 2016
Register To Attend: 11:59 pm Monday November 14, 2016

Complete Details Here


What's New?

Read the October 2016 reports related to the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance Science and Technical Advisory Panel on Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Storms: Assessing New Jersey’s Exposure to Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Storms: Report of the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance Science and Technical Advisory Panel; Assessing New Jersey’s Exposure to Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Storms: A Companion Report to the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance Science and Technical Advisory Panel Report; Integrating Science into Coastal Resilience Planning and Decision Making available here.


Read the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance's new two-volume report on anticipated climate change implications for water supply and possible management scenarios to address challenges in New Jersey.

  pdf Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Supply Sector. (415 KB)

  pdf Basis and Background here. (1.66 MB)

Read an NJ Spotlight editorial related to these reports by former New Jersey Governors Tom Kean and Jim Florio here


Preparing for the Impacts of a Changing Climate on Public Health in New Jersey: A Workshop for Public Health Practitioners

On Friday June 3, 2016, Rutgers University hosted a workshop for public health professionals to learn about how a changing climate may affect public health in New Jersey and about strategies to better prepare New Jersey’s public health practitioners and professionals to address these impacts.  The workshop was planned planned by the New Jersey Climate Change and Public Health Working Group under the umbrella of the  New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance which is facilitated by Rutgers University.  Agenda and speaker presentations here.


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