Welcome to the New Jersey Climate Change Alliance

The New Jersey Climate Change Alliance (NJCCA) is a collective of organizations and individuals that share the goal of advancing science-informed climate change strategies and policy at the state and local levels in New Jersey.  

The Alliance works towards this goal through:  

  • Leading collaborative demonstration projects;
  • Assessing and presenting evidence-based state and local policy options;
  • Conducting outreach and education to decision-makers, practitioners and the general public;
  • Linking scientists to policy-makers and practitioners to inform policy and practice; and
  • Developing tools and guidance that can be used by planners and decision-makers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors.

To better reflect the breadth of its work, in December 2018, the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance changed its name to The New Jersey Climate Change Alliance (NJCCA.) The Alliance’s website is undergoing revision and some aspects may not reflect this name change.

The Alliance is facilitated by Rutgers University through the Rutgers Climate Institute and the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. 
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Featured Videos

Climate Change and Public Health Implications for New Jersey

This video, produced by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance (which is facilitated by Rutgers University), describes how climate change is currently and will continue to affect public health in New Jersey.

To learn about climate change and implications for agriculture and aquaculture in NJ, the following videos are linked here including:
Climate Change and Agriculture in the Garden State; Fisheries, Aquaculture and Climate Change: A New Jersey Perspective; Rutgers University Plant Breeders Address Climate Change; Living Shorelines and Sea Level Rise on New Jersey’s Delaware Bayshore; Developing Climate-Change Resilience in Conservation Plants.

NJ Populations Vulnerable to Climate Change

This video, produced by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance, describes demographic and geographic attributes of socially vulnerable populations in New Jersey and their relation to flooding as an environmental hazard associated with a changing climate. The video is informed by research conducted by researchers at Rutgers University, which facilitates the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance.

Climate Change and the Jersey Shore: Impacts on Coastal Communities, Ecosystems and Economies

This video, produced by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance which is facilitated by Rutgers University, explores climate change and its effects on the Jersey Shore. Experts discuss temperature changes, sea level rise, coastal flooding, and ocean acidification and how this impacts communities, ecosystems and coastal economies.

New Jersey's Changing Shoreline

This video, produced by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance (which is facilitated by Rutgers University),  describes the dynamics of New Jersey's Atlantic Coast shoreline since the 19th Century, using both historical maps as well as satellite image animation  from 1984 - 2012 along NJ's entire Atlantic coast. Viewers can observe periods of erosion, beach narrowing and beach widening as these change over time.

Climate Change and Flood Risk for New Jersey's Senior Citizens

This video, produced by the NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance (which is facilitated by Rutgers University) describes the risks faced by NJ's elderly population with a focus on flooding and storm surge hazards associated with a changing climate.

New Jersey and Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

Produced by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance, this video provides a comprehensive overview about impacts of a changing climate to people, places and valuable assets throughout the Garden State.

 


 Learn  about climate change and agriculture in New Jersey here.

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NJCCA Annual Conference Virtual Series: Part III Please Join Us!
We had hoped to convene in person for our Annual Conference by now but due to the pandemic, we will continue with a virtual series in January and February 2021.

"What's on the Horizon for Implementing New Jersey's Climate Agenda?"
Featuring
Governor Phil Murphy and NJDEP Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette
January 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM
You can watch a recording of this event here

The Business of Climate Action: A Conversation with Lisa Jackson
Featuring
Lisa P. Jackson, Vice President, Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Apple, Inc.
January 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM
You can watch a recording of this event here

"Advancing Health Equity in the Era of Climate Crisis"
Featuring Surili Patel, Director Center for Climate and Health Equity, American Public Health Association.
February 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM
You can watch a recording of this event here

"Advancing Climate Justice: A Case Study from Providence, Rhode Island"
Leah Bamberger (Director of Sustainability) and Jazandra Baros, Jesus Holguin, and Monica Huertas (colleagues from the Racial and Environmental Justice Committee of Providence, Rhode Island)
March 4, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Details and registration link.

You can watch past events in this series
Part I: State Policy and Alliance Updates
Part II: Opportunities for Leadership Learning from the Past to Inform the Future
Featuring Honorable Thomas H. Kean, Honorable James J. Florio, and Honorable Christine Todd Whitman.

NJCCA Reports

NJCCA Reports

News & Events

News & Events

Videos

Videos