Our Goals

The overarching goal of the Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenges initiative is to foster Indiana’s resilience as our world confronts environmental change, by providing accurate information that will enable policies to minimize adverse impact while creating opportunity.  Our specific objectives include: 

  • Accurate predictions about coming changes in weather patterns, water, plants and animals, and disease risk change.
  • New ways of measuring public risk perception, communicating implications of environmental change, and motivating citizen preparedness.
  • Innovative strategies for conserving wildlife and natural resources, and designing greener, more disaster-resilient human communities.
  • Strategies for governments and businesses to invest productively in agriculture, industry, infrastructure, and public health in the face of large-scale environmental change.