CUC Urges Congress to Prioritize Funding for Climate and Environmental Research During Reconciliation Negotiations

The Coastal Universities Coalition submitted a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer urging them to include the proposed funding for climate and environmental research as reconciliation negotiations move forward. Coastal communities are among the most gravely impacted by climate change, and coastal research institutions who understand these complex systems are well positioned to forge ahead on innovative climate solutions with a jump start of support from the reconciliation package.

Within the proposed House package, the CUC is especially supportive of provisions that would dedicate funding to coastal protection and resilience and climate and weather modeling at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in addition to the proposed climate change research activities and investments in research infrastructure at the National Science Foundation (NSF). This funding will support crucial research programs to build resilience in vulnerable, populated coastal communities, and facilitate partnerships with institutions that provide education and workforce development opportunities in the climate and environment fields.

Last Updated on November 3, 2021