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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.

Bharat Anand, Professor of Business Administration, Vice Provost for Advances in Learning

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, Professor of Sociology

Janet Browne, Aramont Professor of the History of Science

Catherine Claypoole, Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Shawn Cole, John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration

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

Sarah Dimick, Assistant Professor of English

Erin Driver-Linn, Dean for Education,Lecturer on Social and Behavioral Sciences

Janet Gyatso, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies

James K. Hammitt, Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences

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

Jerold Kayden, Professor of Urban Planning and Design at GSD

Richard Lazarus, Professor of Law at HLS

Ian Miller, Professor of History, Affiliate of the Department of History of Science, Affiliate of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Faculty Dean of Cabot House

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

Fernando Reimers, Professor of the Practice in International Education

Forest Reinhardt, Professor, Environmental Science & Public Policy Faculty Board of Tutors

Daniel P. Schrag, Professor of Geology, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering

Caren Solomon, Associate Professor of Medicine

Robert Stavins, Professor of Energy & Economic Development

Elsie Sunderland, Professor of Environmental Chemistry, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering in the Department of Environmental Health, Affiliate of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Karen Thornber
Professor in Literature, Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Dustin Tingley, Professor of Government, Contin Ed/Spec Prog Instructor, Deputy Vice Provost for Advances in Learning

Gunnar Trumbull, Professor of Business Administration

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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