INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Moving Science to Action
Launching global environmental solutions from urban Los Angeles
UCLA research puts wildfire risk into historic context
Study of tree rings shows Western U.S. precipitation extremes are closely aligned with the region’s past
Universities must change, but how?
Never has the pace of technological change been so rapid. Some would argue the pace of social and political change is similarly breathtaking. But one thing has remained essentially the same—the standard university course and curriculum. As a result, universities are out of step with the times, and have become subject to criticism for failing...
Climate change could bring much earlier water runoff in Sierra Nevada by century’s end
UCLA climate research shows another way rising temperatures could affect California’s water resources
A Climate Series for the Ages
This fall, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, in collaboration with UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, has designed a new kind of climate series: a four-night conversation between the L.A. community and some of the world’s experts on all things climate. DATES: October 5 – Climate Change Cliff Notes October 19 – Earth and...
The 2017 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award Ceremony
There were originally supposed to be five finalists, but a strong class of candidates led the executive committee to include an extra contestant. On November 8, one of the them will get $100,000 to take their work further. The Pritzker Award aims to recognize an environmental leader, under the age of 40, who is on the verge of making...
Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award
“The Emerging Environmental Genius Award is an early investment in our future, giving today’s top young minds the community and financial support that will take their ideas to the next level.” – Tony Pritzker
Climate Change in the Sierra Nevada
Using an innovative technique to produce high-resolution future climate projections, our team is answering key questions about the fate of the Sierra Nevada snowpack, a critical natural resource that not only supports an iconic ecosystem but also provides freshwater to millions of Californians.