The Center’s vision is a Center of Excellence in climate change adaptation, mitigation and climate- risk resiliency in Cagayan Valley, the country, and the ASEAN region. It is committed to exist as a self-sustaining holistic functional service and capacity-building facility on climate change R&D providing climate change adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk reduction education and expert services to various clients and utilizing science-based information/technology in addressing climate change all geared towards climate-risk resiliency.

After the construction of the Climate Change Center building in 2016, the Isabela State University (ISU), Echague, Isabela provided support for its facilities and equipment such as automatic weather station (AWS), GNSS, Photovoltaic Water System and the 20 kW roof-mounted grid-tied photovoltaic system (GTPVS). Aside from electric power generation that reduce the electric consumption from the Grid, the roof-mounted GTPVS contributes to climate change mitigation in terms of equivalent carbon emission reduction as a result of fossil-based fuel driven electric power plants in the country. 

The University research priorities that are specified in the University Research Agenda include Disaster risk reduction and management: hydro meteorological hazards in Cagayan river basin and island communities; climate change adaptation strategies; policies development strategies and institutions for CCA and DRRM.

The University focuses on seven research thematic thrusts based on international and national research trends, one of which is Climate Change and Disaster Science.