The goal of research in atmosphere, ocean, and climate dynamics at Harvard is a better understanding of Earth's weather and climate on time scales from a few days to millions of years. Climate seminars are held monthly during the academic year.
Atmospheric Sciences (SEAS)
Part of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, research areas include atmospheric chemistry and atmospheric and climate dynamics. A weekly seminar series is held on Fridays at noon.
The China Project is a research program focused on China’s atmospheric environment, collaborating across the schools of Harvard University and with Chinese universities. It conducts interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed studies on air pollution and greenhouse gases in China, from the root causes in the demand for and supply of energy powering its economy, to the chemistry and transport of pollutants in the atmosphere, to their impacts on human health and the economy.
The Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) is the center of the Harvard Kennedy School's research and outreach on public policy that affects global environmental quality and natural resource management.
The Harvard Environmental Economics Program develops innovative answers to today's complex environmental issues, by providing a venue to bring together faculty and graduate students from across the University engaged in research, teaching, and outreach in environmental and natural resource economics and related public policy.
In the Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education program, industry and academia’s foremost leaders join with accomplished design and real estate professionals from around the world. In this setting, complex challenges are addressed and innovative solutions are created. In our dynamic learning environment, participants emerge with practical insights and valuable lessons that can be put into action, right away.
The GSD offers a number of environmentally-related Summer Programs. Developed and led by a teaching team of distinguished Harvard faculty, recognized industry experts, and award-winning designers, the Summer Programs explore industry’s most pressing issues and provide groundbreaking insights into key trends shaping the future of the design and real estate fields. The three relevant programs include: Master Planning: Moving Toward a Sustainable City, Urban Agriculture, and Climate Adapted Design.
From a center comprised of 3000 acres of land, research facilities, and the Fisher Museum the scientists, students, and collaborators at the Forest explore topics ranging from conservation and environmental change to land-use history and the ways in which physical, biological and human systems interact to change our earth.
The goal of the project is to help identify key design elements of a scientifically sound, economically rational, and politically pragmatic post-2012 international policy architecture for global climate change. We will draw upon leading thinkers from academia, private industry, government, and non-governmental organizations to construct a small set of promising policy frameworks, and then disseminate and discuss the design elements and frameworks with decision makers in the United States, Europe, and around the world.
The Working Group for Sustainable Cities at Harvard University is a cross-disciplinary offering that brings together the faculties of Harvard (professors and students) and industry leaders. The group will develop new ways of understanding and approaching economic, social, and environmental sustainability as it relates to urban regeneration.