About Us

Our Mission

CCAN will establish a portfolio of projects to support co-production of knowledge, ideas, and applications. We will also strive to enhance climate change art and expression, education, awareness, and understanding. This portfolio, aimed at supporting sustainable and empowered communities, will catalyze action for climate justice and resilience.

The capacity to create equitable, vibrant, sustainable communities in San Diego is threatened by climate change related threats, like catastrophic fires, drought, food and water insecurity, disease, and environmental injustice. This is especially true for underserved, under-resourced communities. As a national leader in research, scholarship and community collaboration in the human dimensions of climate change, SDSU is embarking on a new initiative that partners with San Diego’s communities to catalyze community action in climate adaptation and resilience and enact meaningful climate smart solutions. Leveraging expertise in public health, sciences, arts, education, and business, CCAN will demonstrate the power of campus-community partnerships to support resilient, equitable, and sustainable futures in communities across the San Diego, Imperial Valley, and norther Baja California, Mexico region.