Global & International Environmental Solutions
Arizona Environment creates knowledge for action in order to solve the world’s complex problems in culturally, environmentally, and just ways. Our students and faculty meet this goal by creating, translating, and sharing knowledge of the connected human and natural systems, and we focus on collaborative processes, science-based solutions, and a commitment to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
UArizona’s international research and service focuses on understanding decision-making and the role of information in it, the contextual conditions that create different impacts to the same hazard, and identifying the capabilities that that facilitate the resilience to social and environmental change. We address these and other issues in regions where health, disaster preparedness, and economic development are paramount challenges. We work collaboratively to define environmental problems, design research, and create solutions, and create tools such as early warning systems, data visualizations, and adaptation options. We also design, conduct, and evaluate capacity building and training programs to enhance adaptive learning.
Research Spotlights in Global & International Environmental Solutions
School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Fisher is developing a payment for ecosystem services program to support watershed and forest restoration in Indonesia.Read more
School of Geography and Development
Snyder has been researching sustainable agricultural development in East Africa and how rural land users' livelihoods and decisions are shaped by a broad set of political, economic and environmental factors.Read more
Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology & School of Anthropology
Finan’s research specializes on food and livelihood security as well as cooperativism and sustainability in the rural developing world.Read more
Arizona Institutes for Resilience & School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Buizer develops and evaluates mechanisms to incorporate scientifically based findings of projected impacts of climate variability and change into development decisions.Read more
(AIR) coordinates interdisciplinary groups of faculty, students and projects across the University of Arizona’s campus, from climate science to public policy, law, the arts, water resources and beyond. AIR explores and develops solutions with campus and community partners that will serve human and natural communities across the globe.Read more
BBCS is a cross-campus initiative that addresses the interdisciplinary scientific and societal grand challenges associated with developing and implementing the emerging transitions needed to mitigate and adapt to climate change. It draws on campus strengths in conservation, human health biodiversity, and societal well-being.Read more
The Dean Carter Binational Center supports binational research in the environmental sciences aimed at improving public health in Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico Border, particularly by solving problems at contaminated sites and developing assessment and remediation methodologies that are broadly applicable.Read more
The IRAP project advances climate adaptation and enhances climate resilience of communities and sectors in the Caribbean, Asia, and West Africa, by co-developing place-based decision-support systems that reduce climate vulnerability and build capacity to manage water resources, food production, hazard risks, and coastal systems.Read more