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About this Initiative

Harvard’s Future of Energy initiative, under the umbrella of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, is founded on the premise that the complex challenges we face in the areas of energy and climate require coordinated and multidisciplinary responses.  This initiative brings together faculty and students from around the University who are engaged in research on major energy-related problems—including global climate change, urban air pollution, technologies for pollution abatement and renewable energy, energy security, and economic growth in developing countries – and exposes them to the perspectives of other disciplines and collaborative opportunities. 

By promoting partnerships and learning across Harvard’s Schools and departments, this initiative seeks to raise the quality and relevance of energy-related scholarship at Harvard and to prepare the next generation of Harvard-educated researchers, policymakers, and corporate leaders for developing workable solutions and adaptive strategies to energy and climate challenges.