Smart Solutions for a Changing Climate

Our Mission

The Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions (CICSS) builds stakeholder capacity and works toward a future where agricultural, environmental, and social systems are resilient in the face of a rapidly changing climate and have reduced their impacts on the climate system.

Climate Smart Agriculture

Climate Smart Farming

Climate Smart Farming The Cornell Climate Smart Farming (CSF) Program focuses specifically on developing agricultural decision support tools (DSTs) and resources to help farmers better manage the risks of climate change.

Climate Smart Communities

CICSS works to provide climate smart resources and training for communities, through research, engagement, Extension support, and volunteer programs.

Climate Smart Resources

CICSS develops climate change educational resources and programs for both adults and youth, including workshops with Cooperative Extension, online courses, and youth climate summits.