Who We Are, What We Do

Our mission and leadership

Our Mission

The New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center was established by statute in January 2020 to “create and support the use of impartial and actionable science to advance government, public, private, and nongovernmental sector efforts to adapt to, and mitigate, a changing climate.” To that end, our mission is to:

CommunicationsConduct research with real-world applications to New Jersey’s most pressing climate-related challenges;

Tools icon Create planning tools, develop technical guidance, undertake pilot projects, and provide practical support for addressing climate change in New Jersey;

CommunicationsConnect actionable research to policymakers, planners, practitioners, the media, communities, students, and other individuals through outreach, training, and education.

Leadership

The Climate Change Resource Center is overseen by co-directors Jeanne Herb and Marjorie Kaplan, with faculty advisers Clinton J. Andrews, Anthony Broccoli, Robert Kopp, and Robin Leichenko, and the support of professionals in various fields.

Directors

Executive Director, Environmental Analysis and Communications Group, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Phone: 848-932-2725
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Associate Director, Rutgers Climate Institute
Phone: 848-932-5739
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Faculty Advisers​

Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Director, Rutgers Center for Green Building

Co-Director, Rutgers Climate Institute
Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences

Professor, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Director, Institute of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science

Co-Director, Rutgers Climate Institute
Professor, Department of Geography

Team

Senior Research Specialist
Environmental Analysis and Communications Group,
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
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Training and Education Coordinator
Education and Outreach, Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences
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Communications Manager
Gattuso Media Design
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NJADAPT Project Manager
Associate Director, Office of Research Analytics
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Applied Climatologist
Research Associate,
Department of Environmental Sciences
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Acknowledgments

This website draws upon the work of organizations and individuals across Rutgers University and its partners throughout New Jersey and beyond, including: