About the Georgia Climate Research Roadmap

Communities across Georgia are exploring strategies to address climate change. Some are working to assess vulnerabilities and build resilience to potential impacts; others are developing technologies and policies to reduce emissions. To inform this work, decision-makers at all levels need credible and relevant information from across the natural, applied, and social sciences. The Georgia Climate Research Roadmap, an initiative of the Georgia Climate Project, seeks to fulfill this need.

To develop the Climate Research Roadmap, a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee began by soliciting candidate questions from across the state. In May 2017, we convened a workshop of 40 experts from multiple disciplines and backgrounds to filter this list down to 40 questions. Those questions were summarized in a manuscript that was published in May 2018.

Steering committee

Lisa Bianchi-Fossati


Marilyn Brown

Georgia Institute of Technology

David D'Onofrio

Atlanta Regional Commission

Carrie Furman

University of Georgia

Jairo Garcia

City of Atlanta

Jewell Harper

Second Nature

Ben Jordan

Emory & Coca-Cola

Jennifer Kline

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Stephen O'Day

Smith, Gambrell & Russell

Mark Risse

Georgia Sea Grant

Murray Rudd

Emory University

Patricia Yager

University of Georgia