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Climate Education

Update from the Committee on Climate Education

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Report: The Future of Climate Education at Harvard University

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Online Appendix to the Report

Committee on Climate Education

The CCE at Harvard comprises senior leaders and faculty across the Schools whose research and teaching focus on how to prepare Harvard students for leadership in a world with a changing climate. The CCE convened throughout the Spring 2022 term to envision the future of climate education across Harvard’s schools, as well as to prioritize initial steps that can be taken to improve climate education at Harvard in the short run.

Gaurab Basu, Instructor in Medicine, Primary Care Physician and Co-Director of the Center for Health Equity Education and Advocacy at Cambridge Health Alliance

Jason Beckfield, Robert G. Stone Jr. Professor of Sociology, Associate Director of the Center for Population and Development Studies

Caroline Buckee, Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Associate Director of Center for Communicable Disease

Catherine Claypoole, Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Suzanne Cooper, Academic Dean for Teaching and Curriculum, Edith M. Stokey Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

Sarah Dimick, Assistant Professor of English, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies

Erin Driver-Linn, Dean for Education at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Faculty member in the Department of Social and Behavioral Science

Anne Harrington, Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science, Faculty Dean of Pforzheimer House

N. Michele Holbrook, Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Director of the Harvard Forest, Faculty Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum, Affiliate of Environmental Science and Engineering

Peter Huybers, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Department Chair

Frank Keutsch, Stonington Professor of Engineering and Atmospheric Science, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Rakesh Khurana, Danoff Dean of Harvard College, Professor of Sociology and Organizational Behavior

Ian Miller, Professor of History, Faculty Dean of Cabot Housee

Kari Nadeau, John Rock Professor of Climate and Population Studies, Chair of the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard School of Public Health

Rebecca Nesson, Dean for Academic Programs, Associate Senior Lecturer on Computer Science

Todd Rogers, Weatherhead Professor of Public Policy

Lynn Schenk, Director of the Business and Environment Initiative at Harvard Business School

Hannah Teicher, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Co-Chair of the Welcoming Communities Work Group for the Climigration Network

Karen Thornber, Harry Tuchman Levin Professor in Literature, Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, President for Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Iota of Massachusetts

Dustin Tingley, Professor of Government, Deputy Vice Provost for Advances in Learning

Mike Toffel, Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management at Harvard Business School

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the report

Grappling with climate change through deeper learning, real-world action

A new report examining how Harvard teaches climate change urges an all-hands-on-deck approach, promising not only more but also deeper instruction in disciplines that span the University at a moment of heightened concern about a changing world.

Read more in the Harvard Gazette

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Committee Process

What climate education should look like

The Committee on Climate Education asks the Harvard community for new visions

Read more in the Harvard Gazette