A society where individuals and global institutions partner to enable the long-term flourishing of our planet, its natural resources, and its inhabitants.
To discover, translate, and enable scalable, data-driven solutions to the global problems of climate change and environmental degradation; to accelerate humanity’s understanding of our impact on the physical climate; to build collaborations among scientists, business leaders, and policy makers to create actions that promote global flourishing; to educate climate and environmental change leaders in a broad range of careers.
Global environmental problems often take the shape of vicious cycles, with universal human desires for improved wellbeing cascading via consumption and environmental impacts to instead reduce it. Different solutions address different links in such cycles, born of research, translation, education, and practice. However, solutions to planetary problems must reach planetary proportions. This is why we’re bringing together scientists and academics, policy makers, business leaders, and global citizens to identify and accelerate solutions that scale.
Associate Dean for Research and International Programs and Professor, Urban Planning, Policy and Design, School of Social Ecology
Professor and Interim Chair, Environmental and Occupational Health, Program in Public Health, Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences