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,...


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.

Karen Bailey holding a field mouse

Wildlife commissioner strives to listen to all voices

March 15, 2022

CU Boulder ecologist Karen Bailey, who serves on the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Commission, aims to listen to advocates for predators and also ranchers and farmers


Paris Climate Agreement goal still within reach, suggests new CU Boulder study

Feb. 17, 2022

Congratulations to Professor Roger Pielke and Assistant Professor Matt Burgess with their co-author on their recent publication out now in Environmental Research Letters. The new study suggests some cautiously optimistic good news: the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement goal is still within reach, while apocalyptic, worst-case scenarios are no longer plausible.

Climate Action Now sign

In 2022, consider taking these 5 climate actions

Dec. 16, 2021

Climate change is a much bigger problem than individuals can solve alone, but CU experts say we each can make a difference. If you want to make some climate-focused changes to improve the present and future of the planet, consider these resolutions in the new year.