The Center for Environmental Policy aims to improve the nation's ability to address environmental challenges through effective governance.
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The range of issues associated with environmental protection will pose formidable challenges in the years to come. Air quality, water security, chemical use and disposal, biotechnology, energy consumption, losses in habitat and bio-diversity, energy security, and climate change are only some of the many issues American society will confront.
Robert Durant, a faculty associate of the Center, has written extensively on environmental policy, including Environmental Governance Reconsidered: Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities; and The Greening of the U.S. Military: Environmental Policy, National Security, and Organizational Change.
Two awards will be given—one for an individual in government (local, state, tribal or federal) and the other for an individual in the non-profit or business sector.
Under the auspices of its William K. Reilly Fund for Environmental Governance and Leadership, the Center for Environmental Policy seeks applications for its internship program for students in SPA's MPP and MPA programs.
During a forum hosted by the CEP in San Francisco featuring some of the nation's top environmental leaders, panelists identified innovation and investment as crucial to securing the future of water.