The Center informs and educates future environmental leaders, while promoting innovative technologies, policies and practices in order to strengthen environmental, energy, climate, sustainability and environmental justice practices.
- Environmental Protection for the 21st Century
Engage opinion leaders, policy and science experts, and communities in developing an agenda for meeting future environmental challenges with fairer and more equitable environmental protection.
- Ideas, Interests, Institutions, and Nation-state Climate Politics Series: Mitigators, Adapters, and Mitigator-Adapters
A multi-part webinar series featuring experts from around the world.
- Upstream, Downriver
Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act through film and associated activities.
- Clean Air for All
Highlight promising strategies for improving air quality, with a focus on communities facing health risks. Use film and events to communicate success stories and inspire action.
September 29, 2022 - Clean Water Act Symposium
American University’s Center for Environmental Policy and Center for Environmental Filmmaking, in partnership with American Rivers and the Clean Water for All Coalition, are convening a major Clean Water Act Symposium on September 29, 2022 at American University in Washington, D.C., and producing a film entitled Upstream, Downriver, to be released at the Symposium. The film tells the story of the Clean Water Act, its value to the nation, and the water equity challenges ahead.
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Daniel Fiorino, distinguished executive in residence at the American University School of Public Affairs, argues that policymakers need to protect the environment if they want the economy to grow in the long-term.
In his new book, A Good Life on a Finite Earth: The Political Economy of Green Growth, which was published in December by Oxford University Press, Fiorino links academic research with policy analysis.
Report on Lead Service Line Replacements
Read about this project by lead AU researcher Dr. Karen Baehler.
Our Future Depends on the Arctic
Read an opinion article written by Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Paul Bledsoe in the New York Times.
Don't fuel Donald Trump's culture war on climate change. Beat it instead.
Read an opinion article written by Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Paul Bledsoe in USA Today.