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This course communicates to students the knowledge they need to carry out sustainability actions in their organizations. Background information on sustainability is used to provide students with a clear understanding of climate change. The course has a focus topic of the week such as lighting,...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Scott Curtis Stenger
At the completion of this course, students will have an understanding of different built environments and human energy expenditure in those environments. As two examples, parks provide mental and social benefits but many park users have low human energy expenditure (sports spectators, slow walkers...
Research Areas: Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Anne Lusk
As human population grows, our collective influence is becoming an almost ubiquitous feature in the natural world, and the marine environment is no exception. Presently, more than fifty percent of the global human population lives within 120 miles of a coastline, exerting tremendous pressure on...
Research Areas: Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Daniel Hoer
This course introduces students to remote sensing data, methods and tools used for the study of global environmental change. The growing concern about human impact on the environment has led to the development of new observation and analysis tools to tackle and monitor types, magnitudes, and rates...
Research Areas: Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Magaly Koch
Research Areas: Energy
School: Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Spring, Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Xin Li
An overview of the Earth's energy and material resources, including conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons, nuclear fuels, alternative/renewable energy resources, metals, and other industrial materials. The course emphasizes the geologic and environmental factors that dictate the availability...
Research Areas: Energy
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: John Shaw
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Fundamental concepts and formalisms of conservation of energy and increase of entropy as applied to natural and engineered environmental and biological systems. Pedagogical approach is to start with real-world observations and applications, extracting the underlying fundamentals of thermodynamics...
Research Areas: Ecology and Biodiversity, Energy
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: Scot Martin
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Fundamental concepts and formalisms of conservation of energy and increase of entropy as applied to natural and engineered environmental and biological systems. Pedagogical approach is to start with real-world observations and applications, extracting the underlying fundamentals of thermodynamics...
Research Areas: Ecology and Biodiversity, Energy
School: Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: Scot Martin
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This course will apply the tools of political economy to the study of environmental policymaking, both in the United States and around the world.  How are different interests represented in the creation and implementation of environmental policy?  What makes some countries more active on...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Social Sciences
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: Alexander Gard-Murray
We will explore the geochemical importance of cryptic, or “net-zero”, cycles in Earth surface process.  A classic example is the deep sedimentary methane cycle, in which the net energy source is organic matter and the net sink is sulfate. Despite being nearly zero-sum, the existence of this cycle...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Fall
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Research Areas: Climate, Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring, Fall
Faculty Host: James Rice
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Research Areas: Climate, Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring, Fall
Faculty Host: Michael B. McElroy
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Research Areas: Climate, Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring, Fall
Faculty Host: Frank N. Keutsch
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Research Areas: Climate, Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring, Fall
Faculty Host: Ralph Mitchell
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Research Areas: Climate, Ecology and Biodiversity, Energy
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring, Fall
Faculty Host: Scot Martin
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Research Areas: Climate, Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring, Fall
Faculty Host: Elsie Sunderland
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This is an advanced research seminar on selected topics in environmental and resource economics. Emphasizes theoretical models, quantitative empirical analysis, and public policy applications. Includes presentations by invited outside speakers. Students prepare critiques of presented papers and...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Climate
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: Robert N. Stavins
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Can the Paris Agreement help reduce climate change? Will the WTO prevent a new trade war? Does international human rights law actually contribute to improvement in human rights, and if so under what conditions? Can we use international law to build better norms to limit cyber war? How can we use...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: Kathryn Sikkink
Human activity is changing the atmosphere and altering terrestrial and marine ecosystems on a global scale for the first time in history. Evidence is mounting that these changes may already be having serious effects on human health, and there is growing concern that in coming decades the effects...
Research Areas: Human Health
School: Harvard Medical School
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor:
This course is an introduction to the challenges involved in designing spacecraft for observation of Earth and exploration of other planets. Topics covered include basic atmospheric and planetary science, key principles of remote sensing, telemetry, orbital transfer theory, propulsion and launch...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: Robin Wordsworth
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Sustainability in international business is more than simply adopting sustainable practices—it has the potential to help companies gain competitive advantage. This course is designed to be highly interactive. We use articles, cases, group simulations, and videos to support learning and engage...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Maurie Kelly
The built environment of our communities creates energy and material utilization patterns and subsequent ecological effects. Climate change challenges existing buildings and infrastructure which has led to conversations about resilience. Building design and location are a critical determinant of...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Grey Lee
This tutorial helps students develop an academically strong capstone proposal. It is mandatory for candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, sustainability who wish to register for the ENVR E-599 in the 2020 spring term. The tutorial provides an essential ramp to the capstone course, mapping...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Mark Leighton, Richard Wetzler
This tutorial helps students develop an academically strong capstone proposal. It is mandatory for candidates in the Master of Liberal Arts, sustainability or development practicewho wish to register for ENVR E-599a in the 2020 spring term. The tutorial begins with a mandatory webinar and covers...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: William O'Brien
By 2050, feeding over nine billion people will require increasing world grain production beyond seventy percent according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). According to World Food Prize winner Professor Gebisa Ejita, this will require learning "to produce as much food in the next four...
Research Areas: Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Richard Wetzler
The impact of supply chains on an organization's overall greenhouse gas emissions is becoming an increasingly relevant topic as more and more companies outsource manufacturing, logistics, and other key functions to third parties. Waste, water use, and greenhouse gas emissions are still incurred in...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Michael X Macrae, Richard Goode
More than half of the world's population (54 percent according to the World Health Organization) live in urban areas, and this share is expected to grow in the future (65 percent by 2050 according to the United Nations). However, urban life is currently far from sustainable due to inequality,...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Julio Lumbreras
What do gardens in cities do for people? Urban agriculture is a catch-all term that covers community gardens, vegetable plots at prisons, didactically-minded gardens in schoolyards, gardens planted illegally on vacant lots, high-tech hydroponic companies, and farmers' markets. Students develop...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Winter
Faculty Host:
Professor: Zachary Bostwick Nowak
This course explores corporate sustainability through a collaboration with Harvard Business School Online. Leveraging HBS Online materials, including videos and case studies, we explore a variety of critical questions about how corporations are key actors in the drive towards a sustainable world....
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: Matthew Gardner
The dismantling of programs has been a dominant aspect of US environmental policy since 2017 and has had substantial negative impacts. How can the system be restored and function better than before? This course engages those who would participate in establishing sensible systems to protect the...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: Rick Reibstein
Humans are engineering the planetary environment with emerging technologies such as synthetic nitrogen fertilizers, geoengineering, and gene-drives—all of which offer new opportunities while posing new risks. What policies should guide the development of such technologies? Earth’s environment is...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Climate
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: David Keith
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This course applies economic tools to understand the rationale, design, and evaluation of public policies focused on energy and environmental problems. The course examines the efficacy, welfare, and distributional impacts of an array of policy approaches, including carbon pricing, subsidies for...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Climate
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: Joseph Aldy
Professor:
The built environment – our homes, schools, businesses, streets and sidewalks, and transportation options – and the natural environment – features such as vegetation, water, parks, and open spaces – directly and indirectly impact health and well-being. The places where we live, learn, work, and...
Research Areas: Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor:
The nutritional health of the public begins with food. There are two goals of this course: (1) To learn the basics of food science and technology, including food composition, chemistry, processing, and engineering; and (2) to understand how the broader food environment, including agricultural...
Research Areas: Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: Christopher Golden
Professor: Guy Crosby
Provides an introduction to ecological and epidemiological concepts basic to the control of infectious agents. Considers important parasitic diseases of particular significance in the developing areas of the world. Epidemiological principles of vector-associated diseases are elucidated through...
Research Areas: Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: Dyann Wirth
Professor: Manoj Duraisingh, Jeffrey Dvorin
The course will cover existing and emerging problems related to nutrition and global health. We will review the epidemiological, biological, behavioral, and social causes and consequences of malnutrition, with emphasis on infectious disease and maternal and child health outcomes. We will also...
Research Areas: Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: Wafaie Fawzi

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