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The Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

A groundbreaking new home for research, teaching, and engagement, the Institute was established to catalyze research programs across Harvard’s vast community of scholars, students, practitioners, and staff.

“Climate change cuts across School boundaries, and tackling the challenge of climate change is a quintessential example of how we can draw on all of Harvard’s strengths.”

James Stock, Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability

Tackling the Climate Crisis

Watch Vice Provost Stock’s virtual Harvard Alumni Association event, where he shared, along with three faculty members, the University’s multi-disciplinary approach to combating climate change.

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Climate Change and the Law

Watch Jody Freeman–Archibald Cox Professor of Law, Director of the Environmental Energy Program, and member of Vice Provost Stock’s Faculty Advisory Committee–speak at a virtual event hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning.

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Environmental Endeavors at Harvard


Climate Research Clusters

The new Climate Research Clusters program will support ambitious endeavors that produce useful and practical solutions to climate problems. Research clusters will represent interdisciplinary, cross-School efforts to take on climate problems that are narrow enough to ensure that concrete solutions emerge, but broad enough that the solutions represent significant progress in meeting the world’s climate challenge.

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You may also be interested in: Harvard Climate Internship Program


Harvard University Center for the Environment

Harnessing the intellectual power of Harvard to understand and shape our environmental future.

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You may also be interested in: Harvard Project on Climate Agreements; Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic; Climate Crisis In Focus

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Office for Sustainability

Harvard is using its campus as a living laboratory for piloting and implementing solutions that create a sustainable and resilient community focused on health and well-being.

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You may also be interested in: Harvard Forest; Center for Green Buildings and Cities