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How should governments respond to the problem of climate change? What should happen to the level of greenhouse gas emissions and how quickly? How much can the present generation be expected to sacrifice to improve conditions for future generations? How should the costs of mitigation and adaptation...
Research Areas: Arts and Humanities
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: Lucas Stanczyk
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This course explores efforts to manage, finance, and regulate the transportation, water, sanitation, and energy infrastructure systems in developing countries. Issues to be discussed include public-private partnerships (PPPs), the fundamentals of project finance, contract and discretionary...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: Henry Lee
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This course offers students the opportunity to develop a business-focused understanding of energy in the 21st Century. Following the “value chain” of energy - from upstream production to downstream consumption - the course provides practical insight into how business models are being shaped by...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Business School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: Martha J. Crawford
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The greatest challenge at the intersection of science, technology, and public policy in the 21st century has arisen because society is getting 80 percent of the massive quantities of energy it needs using fuels and technologies that are disrupting global climate and the array of environmental goods...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Climate, Energy
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: John P. Holdren, Henry Lee
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In this course, we will explore the development of our modern food production and distribution system and its effects on our environment and planet.  To explore the opportunities for and challenges to achieving a sustainable food system, we will critically review published studies and other...
Research Areas: Food, Agriculture and Nutrition, Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: Gary Adamkiewicz
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In this reading group, we will explore historic and ongoing legal and policy debates over the fuels that power the U.S. electric grid. We will begin with proposals by the federal government to construct mega-dams in the first half of the twentieth century and continue to current controversies about...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Law School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Ari Peskoe
The oceans contain 97 percent of the Earth's water, and host the most disparate ecosystems on the planet. This course provides an introduction to deep sea ocean habitats, animals, and microorganisms. Emphasis is placed on the physiological adaptations of organisms to their environment, as well as...
Research Areas: Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: Peter Girguis
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The course is designed as a broad survey covering the most critical topics in environmental economics today. Economics, the science of how scarce resources are allocated, is at the core of many of our most challenging environmental issues, and therefore vitally important. In a world of increasing...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Carlos Alberto Vargas, Jennifer Clifford
This course introduces the basic principles of tourism master planning, enabling students to learn how communities, governments, business, and civil society can take a more inclusive and sustainable approach to planning tourism destinations worldwide. Students learn to present quantitative and...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design, Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: Megan Epler Wood, Stephen M. Ervin, Vincente Javier Moles Moles
Sustainable finance is a main topic on the international agenda. Financial decisions worldwide are increasingly influenced by the scarcity of resources, the search for profits through efficiency, and climate change. We observe an increasing investment appetite for green bonds. Investment funds and...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: Carlos Alberto Vargas
This course helps students develop critical thinking, scholarly writing skills, and research abilities while developing their individual thesis proposals. Class meetings feature lectures and discussions on different scientific approaches, group discussions, and intensive, constructive discussion of...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Winter
Faculty Host:
Professor: Mark Leighton
This course introduces the concepts and components of a geographic information system (GIS). It also teaches the essential skills of spatial data management, analysis, and visualization through the use of the ArcGIS software package. Upon completion of this course, students understand the...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Jeff Blossom
This course introduces the concepts and components of a geographic information system (GIS). It also teaches the essential skills of spatial data management, analysis, and visualization through the use of the ArcGIS software package. Upon completion of this course, students understand the...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Jeff Blossom
This course examines the role of corporate responsibility as a strategy to improve products, profits, and brand equity. The idea of corporations as simply wealth-creating organizations with no obligations to the environment is no longer acceptable. Globalization and increased transparency of...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Charles Bradford Allen
This course introduces the concepts and practices of sustainable development, clean technology, and energy management. These areas are explored from a global perspective as they affect current and future opportunities and challenges related to the design, development, and commercialization of...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Alice Nichols
This course develops the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully market sustainable products and services. At the end of the course students are able to understand the key elements of developing a successful marketing strategy and branding approach for a sustainable market offering. The...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Thomas Murphy
Career Focus This is an investing/finance course, designed to build on skills introduced in the RC finance course, but with an emphasis on how and whether investors should incorporate what have traditionally been considered “non-financial” criteria in their decisions: for example,  climate risk,...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Business School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Shawn A. Cole, Vikram S. Gandhi
Science and technology (S&T) affect—and insights rooted in understanding of S&T therefore are germane to formulating policy about—practically every issue on the agenda of governments: the economy, public health, education, environment, defense, diplomacy and more.  Policy makers and those...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: John P. Holdren
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This course is the first of a two-module sequence in Building Technology (6121, 6122) and constitutes part of the core curriculum in architecture. Objectives: To study selected aspects of the physical environment which directly affect people and their buildings, such as climate, weather, solar...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design
School: Graduate School of Design
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: Ali Malkawi
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This semester-long course examines how economic theory and rigorous evidence can be harnessed to design development policies that respond to market and political failures in developing economies. The course builds on the analytical framework and evidence base provided in DEV-101 (which is a...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: Asim Khwaja
In January 1st of 2016 the United Nations officially released the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which officially launched the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which over the next 15 years will drive global activities to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and reduce...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: John Spengler
Professor: Ramon Sanchez
The world needs leaders with the skills, courage and perseverance to fight for environmental health and a sustainable future. The goal of this course is to help students develop the practical leadership skills needed to solve the most pressing global environmental conflicts - whether in government...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Climate
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: Rand Wentworth
Burning fossil fuels has powered 150 years of unprecedented economic growth, but doing so has left a legacy of high and increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Those gases are changing our climate and thereby endanger human health, human welfare, and the earth’s...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Energy
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: James Stock
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This course will explore the political problems involved in mitigating and adapting to global climate change. We will draw on both the empirical and normative political literatures, as well as climate science and economics, to approach key questions about climate politics. What do we owe to the...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor:
Through the lens of the rapidly changing Arctic region, this course will give students experience in developing policy and social innovations to address complex policy challenges at the intersection of environment and human well-being and to communicate solutions effectively orally and in writing...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Climate
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Halla Logadottir
From Off-Shoring to Near Shore: Littoral Landscapes at Work This studio explores climate change, adaptation, and risk as fundamental to the design of the built environment. Utilizing the Boston Harbor as a case study, the studio will investigate the broad spectrum of possibilities in...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design
School: Graduate School of Design
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: Craig Douglas
Professor: Danielle Choi
This course will provide an introduction to different techniques to analyze exposure to mixtures in environmental health. Topics will include statistical methods for highly-correlated exposures such as: classical methods (multiple regression) and their limitations; principal component analysis;...
Research Areas: Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: Andrea Bellavia
Empirical data demonstrate that the climate is changing and that these changes could produce increasingly serious consequences over the course of this century.  Governments and private actors around  the world are strategizing, debating, lobbying, implementing, and defending mechanisms to both...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Aladdine Joroff
Modernization of the US visual environment as directed by a nobility creating new images and perceptions of such themes as wilderness, flight, privacy, clothing, photography, feminism, status symbolism, and futurist manipulation as illustrated in print-media and other advertising enterprise. Note: ...
Research Areas: Arts and Humanities
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: John Stilgoe
The global balance of power is changing dramatically.  This course focuses on the compelling transformation we are witnessing: the rise of China to great power status; the changing nature of European and Russian power; the new roles that India, Brazil, South Africa and others are exercising in...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Nicholas Burns
This course will examine the interplay of geopolitics and human rights, with a focus on how the changing dynamics of the international system are influencing the strategy and statecraft for confronting issues with major security and human consequences. We will probe how such factors as the rise of...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Samantha Power
Transparency and accountability are the cornerstones of a corporate sustainability environmental, social, and governance (ESG) program. But how do you implement a reporting program that meets the ever increasing demands of investors and other stakeholders while creating the most value for the...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Kevin Hagen, Kevin Wilhelm
Globally, metropolitan areas have prospered economically while rural areas have been left behind. The course focuses on sustainability opportunities and enterprises in these rural landscapes. Emphasis is on the benefits of small-scale organic farm enterprises, typically with diverse production...
Research Areas: Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: Mark Leighton
Waste materials are an often unavoidable by-product of most human activity. Rapid economic growth, urbanization, and increasing population have resulted in an increase in resource consumption, and consequent generation of large amounts of waste. This course provides an overview of current waste and...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: Nihar Mohanty
This course focuses on transportation's role in sustainability. We examine the interplay of transportation and the structure of society, including topics such as the economy, the environment, land use, politics, technology, and history. Changes now occurring on the national and global levels are...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: James Maughan, Eric Plosky
Even as we recognize that human well-being depends on the natural environment, we are experiencing unprecedented environmental challenges largely as a consequence of unsustainable interactions with nature. We are increasingly putting our well-being at risk through the unintended environmental...
Research Areas: Ecology and Biodiversity, Social Sciences
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: Katherine von Stackelberg

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