Energy Policy and Climate

Dr. Antoinette WinklerPrins Publishes New Book

Dr. Antoinette WinklerPrins

Dr. Antoinette WinklerPrins has just published an exciting new book in the field of Urban Agriculture (UA). The book opens with an introductory chapter (WinklerPrins) defining urban agriculture and discussing how the topic has been differentially treated around the world, comparing and contrasting UA between the Global North and South. Check it out: Global Urban read more…

Dr. Jerry Burgess Met with Senator Ben Cardin

Doctor Jerry Burgess and Senator Ben Cardin

Dr. Jerry Burgess, Director of the Environmental Sciences and Policy program, recently met with Maryland Senator Ben Cardin to discuss species conservation and the endangered species act. Senator Cardin stated his unequivocal support to the environment and articulated how fragile our environment is and how important it is to have assurance and laws to protect our read more…

Terrestrial and Marine Conservation Biology in Maine

Intensive Study – Terrestrial and Marine Conservation Biology (TMCB) in Maine

The MS in Energy Policy and Climate program is pleased to announce plans to teach an in-field class, Intensive Study – Terrestrial and Marine Conservation Biology, home-based at the College of the Atlantic (COA), Bar Harbor, Maine, the field portion of which is scheduled to begin at the end of July 2017. We will spend our read more…

Video of Diana Watts’ “Hero or Villain: Is There a Case for Sustainable Business?”

Diana Watts

EPC-ESP Forum (Speaker Series) Watch a video recording of Diana Watts’ “Hero or Villain: Is There a Case for Sustainable Business?” presentation. Business organizations viewed through the lens of “villain” must be held in check through regulation that constrains the operational activities of (global) value chains. This approach typically relies on mechanisms of standards, certification, audits read more…

Benelux Course – Photos and Feedback

Benelux Course Summer 2016

The Renewable Energy and Proactive Climate Change Policy in Benelux course (Summer, 2016) offered students a view of innovative energy ideas and concepts in Luxembourg and Rotterdam. The course also provided a brief visit near the EU with a discussion from Green Party advisors in Brussels. Eleven students participated in the course. The course instructors, read more…

Energy Sustainability and Transition Management (By Dan Zachary)

Energy Sustainability and Transition Management

By Dan Zachary Today’s society is facing a broad number of challenges such as diminishing fossil fuel reserves, economic instability, poverty, growing population pressure, poor air quality, and climate change. To address these issues, the Brundland Commission (1987) concretized the concept of sustainable development. The Commission proposed in its cornerstone document, Our Common Futures, the read more…

Sustainability Symposium Featuring Leslie Paul Thiele

Place: 1717 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, Room: LL7 Time: student reception 7:00PM, talk 8:05PM Download the event flyer (PDF, 486 KB). Leslie Paul Thiele Director of the Center for Adaptive Innovation, Resilience, Ethics and Science (UF CAIRES) Topic: Sustainability: An Adaptive Art for a Changing World