Alumni in ENVS, Climate Action

Building Blocks: Jacqueline Yap (C’15) reflects on how her ENVS degree prepared her for law school and beyond

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

Climate Action, Student Field Research

Student reflections on attending the UNFCCC/COP

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

Climate Action

Since 2015, Emory has sent a student delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (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)

Climate Action, Graduate Research

MS/ENVS student, Cande Bergero (G’19), attends the UNFCCC/COP 24 in Katowice, Poland

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

Climate Action, Faculty in the News

ENVS faculty research featured in Emory’s eScienceCommons

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

Climate Action, Faculty Research, Graduate Research

ENVS MS student, Geoff Martin (G’17), publishes paper on carbon emissions

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

Climate Action

What is Sustainability Sciences?

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?