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COP22 Delegation

CICSS, along with the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, led the planning and Cornell Delegation to the 22nd Annual Conference of the Parties (COP 22) global climate change summit, Nov 7, 2016 – Nov 18, 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. This COP is incredibly important – termed the “COP of Action” by the Moroccan Government – […]

National Forum on Climate and Pests

Mike Hoffmann, Executive Director of CICSS, recently attended the National Forum on Climate and Pests, from October 4-6 in Washington, DC. The Forum was organized by the Northeast IPM Center, in conjunction with CICSS, the American Society of Agronomy, the National Academy of Sciences, Regional IPM Centers, the USDA Climate Hubs, and USDA NIFA.  The […]



As you may know, the Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture (CICCA) has recently become the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions (CICSS – prouounced “kicks”). This decision to change our name was made after many months of thoughtful discussion and input from faculty and stakeholders, the Climate Smart Farming (CSF) Extension team, CALS Communications, and with full support of the CALS Dean. CICSS […]

Empire Farm Days

Each year, the Cornell Climate Smart Farming (CSF) Team, a program of CICCA, participates in the annual Empire Farm Days in Seneca Falls, NY. This year’s event was from August 9th to the 11th, and was attended by farmers, extension professionals, and gardeners from New York State and beyond. The CSF Team displayed its new […]

Summer Climate Change Interns

During the summer of 2016, CICCA welcomed three summer interns to the team! Abbie Kramer, Giorgi Tsintsadze, and Savannah Acosta (Cornell undergraduates) contributed to an incredibly productive summer at CICCA, in which we: started a new social media climate change infographic campaign (example pictured), filmed new decision tool tutorial and farmer interview videos, conducted various climate change-related research projects, applied for high-profile […]

4H Career Explorations

On June 29th and 30th, Jonathan Lambert and CICCA summer intern, Abbie Kramer, took part in the annual 4-H Career Explorations on Cornell’s campus, educating nearly 100 8th and 9th graders from NY and PA on climate change and possible career opportunities in the climate and environmental field. Jonathan and Abbie walked students through an introduction to the basics […]

Cornell Climate Change Seminar Wraps Up

Earlier this month, the Cornell University Climate Change Seminar wrapped up for the semester, after a total of 12 talks from climate change experts at Cornell and visiting experts from New York University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Topics covered included the science of climate change and climate change models, the implications for agriculture, […]

Climate Smart Farming Event: NYS Farmers in Their Own Words

Please join us for the opening reception of this exhibit on Thursday, May 5,  from 4:00 – 5:30 PM on the Second floor of Mann Library on Cornell’s campus. In attendance will be: Dale Stein (Stein Farms), Paul King (Six Mile Creek Vineyards), Glenn Evans (Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station) and Allison Chatrchyan of the Cornell Institute for […]

Agricultural Resiliency to Climate Change in the Northeast

Dr. Joana Chan, CICCA Postdoctoral Research Associate, recently traveled to San Francisco for the National American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, where she presented research on “Agricultural Resilience to Climate Change in the Northeast.” This research was conducted in 2015, in partnership with the USDA Northeast Climate Hub and Pennsylvania State University, and involved […]

New Research & Policy Brief on U.S. Farmer Views Towards Climate Change

Recognizing the importance of translating climate change research from the land grant system for policy makers, the Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture on March 29, 2016 launched a new Research & Policy Brief series. The first Brief, “Understanding the Views and Actions of U.S. Farmers Towards Climate Change (March 2016),” provides an overview […]

CICCA Provides Resources at the NEDPA Conference

Jonathan Lambert and Kim Morrill represented the Cornell Climate Smart Farming Program at the Northeast Dairy Producers (NEDPA) Conference, held March 8-9, 2016 in Liverpool, NY. The NEDPA Conference, organized by the Cornell PRO-DAIRY Program and the Northeast Dairy Producers Association, brought together dairy producers and  extension specialists, and consultants from all over the Northeast to interact and relate […]

Cornell University Climate Change Seminar Series Begins Monday, Feb 8

The Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture (CICCA) and the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) have created a class/seminar series on climate change, entitled “Cornell University Climate Change Seminar, Perspectives on the Climate Change Challenge.”  This seminar gives students and any other attendees the opportunity to hear climate change experts […]

Climate Smart Farming Leads Workshops at Largest Sustainable Ag Conference in the East

CICCA’s Climate Smart Farming (CSF) team will be presenting at PASA’s (Pennsylvania Action for Sustainable Agriculture) 25th Annual Farming for the Future Conference at the end of this week. The 2016 conference runs from February 3rd to 6th and will be held at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA. This is the largest […]

Cornell Researchers Facilitate Farmer Panel Discussion at USDA NE Climate Hub Meeting

As the autumn leaves in the Northeast were just beginning to blanket the ground in late October, the USDA Northeast Climate Hub held its first annual –university network hosted– Partner Operational Discussions. The group convened in Annapolis, Maryland where working meetings were held at both the Chesapeake Bay Program and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service […]

Cornell University to Present a Side Event at the COP 21 in Paris

This Thursday Cornell University, IFPRI, IRD, and UNDP are hosting a joint Side Event briefing at COP 21: “Climate Change, Agroecology, Nutrition, and Food Security: Critical Lessons from Project Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa.” This event will provide insights into the nexus of climate change, agroecology, food security and nutrition from international research and development projects […]