The Climate Solutions Lab’s mission is to create, learn, and distribute solution-oriented climate knowledge, at Brown and across the world.
The Lab catalyzes Watson’s efforts on questions of international climate politics. Our experts have “climate-adjacent” expertise on issues like energy, trade, gender, and finance. We are especially interested in public-facing policy analyses on barriers to progress on climate change at the international level. For instance, what should America’s grand strategy be with respect to China in a warming world? How should global trade rules at the WTO or EU adapt to climate change, to allow for carbon border adjustments?
The Lab will also develop a series of new courses for undergraduates at Watson and Brown. These include POLS 1435 “Politics of Climate Change” (starting Fall 2020) and a future course, “Finance and Decarbonization.”