Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Climate Solutions Lab

Engaged Climate Policy in the US

Brown University

Environmental Studies

Fall 2019

Prof. Timmons Roberts

Undergraduate seminar

Travel / Field trip / Client work,Group projects

Sufficient and equitable policies addressing the crisis of climate change have been elusive, and United States leadership is crucial for an adequate global response. After several weeks of readings and lectures on climate policy, the course shifts to team-based research to produce strategic, policy-relevant briefings and scholarly outputs with partner organizations in Rhode Island, Washington, and internationally. Students will travel to D.C. for five days in November to conduct interviews and attend meetings and a mini-conference with experts and staff from government agencies, industry organizations, think tanks, and environmental NGOs, and to hold a briefing on our joint research.