Maxwell Boykoff

ENVS Chair and Professor, Max Boykoff, contributes to the Working Group III of the IPCC AR6

The final installment of the IPCC AR6 report on climate and climate science from Working Group III was finalized on April 4, 2022. One of the contributors to the report was ENVS Chair and Professor, Max Boykoff . "The Working Group III report provides an updated global assessment of climate...

Hegwood Langendorf Burgess Paper

ENVS lab publishes new paper in Nature Sustainability investigating why win-wins are so hard to achieve

A trio of ENVS researchers were published in March in the journal Nature Sustainability, "showing mathematically why complexity makes win–wins elusive." PhD student, Margaret Hegwood, recent PhD graduate Ryan E. Langendorf, and professor Matt Burgess conducted the meta-analysis, which validates skepticism of real-world win-wins that practitioners can often have and...

Devon Reynolds

ENVS PhD student, Devon Reynolds, and advisor publish article on transforming Socially Responsible Investment

Help us congratulate ENVS PhD student, Devon Reynolds, and assistant professor, David Ciplet for publishing an article on Socially Responsible Investment in the Journal of Business Ethics, a global leader in in academic publishing in the field of ethics. The article proposes a framework to transform investment to be more...

Difficult integration of social science expertise into public health expert advice during pandemic in Italy

ENVS Prof leads global research initiative on COVID-19 response

The EScAPE (Evaluating Scientific Advice in a Pandemic Emergency) project, led by CU Boulder Professor Roger Pielke, Jr. published the findings of its first study, which investigated how Italy used expert scientific advice in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amanda Carrico

ENVS Associate Professor, Amanda Carrico, and colleagues awarded NSF grant to study climate migration in Bangladesh

Associate Professor and and colleagues were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to conduct research that paints a picture of how rural communities in Bangladesh cope with socio-environmental impacts of disruptions like a pandemic. Congrats! Photo credit from article: https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13234799

Chancellor's Annual Summit

Department of Environmental Studies front and center at the 2022 Chancellor's Annual Summit

The Chancellor's Annual Summit was held on Feb. 23, and the Department of Environmental Studies was honored to participate in several ways this year. Every year the Chancellor's Annual Summit is held to give CU Boulder alumni and community members an opportunity to learn about timely and global issues from...

Dorman and Ciplet 2022

ENVS PhD Candidate and Assistant Professor progress the conversation on energy justice

Published this semester in the journal Global Environmental Politics, a leading publication in global climate and environmental governance and politics, ENVS PhD candidate Diana Dorman, and ENVS assistant professor, David Ciplet, develop a framework to assess and better understand distributive elements of energy justice in global development finance. The paper,...

Cows

How cattle ranchers in Brazil could help reduce carbon emissions

March 17, 2022

Providing customized training to Brazilian ranchers can not only help keep carbon in the ground, but improve their livelihoods and mitigate climate change, according to new research from CU Boulder and the Climate Policy Initiative / PUC-Rio.

Don't Look Up Climate Platform

ENVS Chair, Max Boykoff, Part of the Expert Panel that Advised "Don't Look Up" Movie

March 16, 2022

Makers of the blockbuster Netflix movie Don't Look Up featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, elicited the help of climate scientists in the making of the movie as well as an online climate platform to guide questions and efforts that the film may inspire. One of the experts helping to advise these efforts...

Kyle Powys Whyte, Patricia Sheffels, and Maxwell Boykoff

A Successful Inaugural Patricia Sheffels Visiting Scholar Keynote Speaker

March 15, 2022

The ENVS Department hosted a successful inaugural Patricia Sheffels Visiting Scholar Keynote Speaker talk by Professor Kyle Powys Whyte (left). The lecture titled ‘Against Crisis Science: Research Futures for Climate and Energy Justice’, inspired the crowd, which included donor Patricia Sheffels (middle) and Chair Max Boykoff (right), to think of our climate crisis through the lens of indigenous peoples.

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