Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Climate Solutions Lab

Engaged Climate Policy in the U.S.: Rhode Island and Washington, DC

Brown University

Environmental Studies


Timmons Roberts

Undergraduate lecture,Undergraduate seminar

Readings from Underrepresented groups,Group projects

Description: 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 October to attend meetings with experts and staff from government agencies, industry organizations, think tanks, and environmental NGOs, and to hold a briefing on our joint research.