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.
- The Inflation Reduction Act's Climate and Energy Provisions: A Six-Month Progress Report
Learn about the Center's day-long symposium addressing the potential impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) on equity, emission reductions, the global climate negotiations and more.
- 21st Century Environmental Protection - Putting Equity at the Top of the Agenda
Explore the workshop findings found with support from the New York Community Trust Fund. Topics include: the Workforce of the Future, Synthetic Biology, and Enhanced Air Monitoring.
- Upstream, Downriver
In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, explore the challenges and promising strategies for improving water quality, with a focus on communities at risk. Use film and events to communicate success stories and inspire action.
- A Sectoral Approach to Climate Mitigation
A multi-part webinar series featuring experts from the energy, industry, transportation and buildings, and land use sectors.
- Workforce of the Future - Career Internship Opportunities
Explore the collection of internships available across the country, including federal, state and non-profit opportunities. This project was supported by the New York Community Trust.
March 21, 2024
9:00am – 12:30pm (ET)
ArentFox Schiff LLP, Washington, DC and streaming
The American University Center for Environmental Policy, the Security and Sustainability Forum, the National League of Cities, ICMA and the World Resources Institute are proud to convene “Climate and Energy Progress and Opportunities,” a second annual symposium on the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
This convening will focus on the role of local and state governments at the frontline of climate change in developing and implementing IRA-supported projects. This free event is offered in person and via streaming, but registration is required.
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.