The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative

The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative is a creative partnership between the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing and the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University. 

The initiative is designed engage the public and develop research projects that examine social transformation, global environmental policy-making and belief systems, and the nature of imagination in light of climate futures. In addition, the project seeks to integrate questions and material around imagination and climate futures into curricula and teaching activities.

Through a series of events, including courses, workshops, panels and talks, the initiative invites inspiring scientists, scholars, artists, and leaders in business that can expand public conversations around our climate futures, as well as literary genres, such as climate fiction (CliFi), that combines art, science and political decision-making.