Emory students and alumni are raising diverse voices on equity during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, now underway in Glasgow. From cohosting seminars to moderating discussions, students in Eri Saikawa’s “Climate and Society” class are making key contributions virtually. Read the full article here.
In the spring of 2021, Rachel Musetti 19Ox, 21C, received funding support from the Department of Environmental Sciences through the Lester Research Fund to pursue her project "Preliminary Analysis of Microplastic Uptake in Corbicula Fluminea." The goal of Rachel's project was twofold: attempt to document the presence of an invasive species on campus and determine if… Continue reading Student Research Finds Microplastics in Southfork Peachtree Creek
Nine years ago, Jacqueline Yap (C’15) found her interest in climate change piqued after a visit to China the summer before her freshmen year at Emory. That interest, not only shaped her undergraduate experience at Emory as a student of environmental sciences, but was also pivotal during her time in law school at George Washington… Continue reading Building Blocks: Jacqueline Yap (C’15) reflects on how her ENVS degree prepared her for law school and beyond
As an Emory student attending the UNFCCC/COP, the experience is multi-faceted. For some, it is a life-changing experience. For others, it affirms their academic and career interest working to continue the important work of addressing climate change. And for others, it gives them an opportunity to present research to an international audience. Whatever the takeaway,… Continue reading Student reflections on attending the UNFCCC/COP
What is the UNFCCC? Ratified in 1992, the UNFCCC is the first global treaty addressing climate change, which created this body and meets yearly to discuss progress and take bold action. The Kyoto Protocol and more recent Paris Agreement are other landmark treaties that have come out of these annual meetings. Emory has sent delegations… Continue reading Since 2015, Emory has sent a student delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC/COP)
As a master's student in environmental sciences, Cande Bergero (G'19) was ready for the experience in Katowice, Poland for the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP). She thoughtfully reflects on her experience through her personal blog, capturing what the work at the COP meant to her academically and personally. She also published a video of… Continue reading MS/ENVS student, Cande Bergero (G’19), attends the UNFCCC/COP 24 in Katowice, Poland
We are always grateful for the work of the eScienceCommons team. They are experts in capturing the work of faculty research and communicating it to the community beyond Emory. If you are a student interested in climate change, ecology, conservation, human health, or one of the many other subjects that intersect in the field of… Continue reading ENVS faculty research featured in Emory’s eScienceCommons
The Looming Threat to Food Security By Lauren Balotin, '19C, Environmental Sciences and Media Studies The adverse effects of climate change on food security and malnutrition are growing. Millions of individuals could face physical, emotional, and cognitive hardships due to undernutrition, or deficiency of energy, protein, or essential vitamins and minerals. As the effects of climate change… Continue reading Emory Climate Talks Featured White Papers
Geoff Martin (G'17), the first student to graduate from the new ENVS/MS program recently co-authored a paper with Professor Saikawa titled "Effectiveness of state climate and energy policies in reducing power-sector CO2 emissions" in Nature Climate Change. Geoff currently serves as the Energy Coordinator for the Town of Hartford (Vermont). Geoff and Professor Saikawa's work… Continue reading ENVS MS student, Geoff Martin (G’17), publishes paper on carbon emissions
Sustainability science was conceived in the late 20th century in order to develop and evaluate theories through empirical analysis about the complex and evolving relationship between people and their environment. For millennia humans have modified their environments in order to support life. These modifications have gradually grown in scale, so that humans have now become… Continue reading What is Sustainability Sciences?