GMOS: Global Solution or Global Risk?

For some, GMO crops offer a solution to worldwide crises in health and food security. For others, they involve risks that are too great to take. This is no longer new technology. We can now draw on decades of research to inform the debate. UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability will bring together four...


Annual Gala

We face unprecedented stresses on food, water and energy systems. Fresh ideas, breakthrough technologies and heightened public engagement are urgently needed. The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability represents a new kind of environmental science—a science that eschews ‘doom and gloom’ and embraces inclusiveness, innovation, and a proactive vision for the world we want...



The UCLA Institute for the Environment and Sustainability invites you to the launch of a brand new format for our flagship public program, the Oppenheim Lecture Series. Join leading authorities on energy and the economics of emissions reduction for a dynamic debate on whether California’s bid to shift exclusively to renewable energy is a strategy...


LA’s Water Resource Future Workshop Series, Part 1

The first workshop in the LA's Water Resource Future Series was held on February 19, 2016. UCLA faculty and Los Angeles region water managers, planners, and scientists explored the state of stormwater management and planning, the potential to connect surface hydrology and groundwater modeling tools to quantify infiltration, potential ecosystem benefits of stormwater capture, and strategies to incentivize increased capture and infiltration of stormwater. The program consisted of talks and panel sessions by invited speakers, each followed by Q&A periods and discussion by all attendees.


UCLA Green Building Symposium – Resiliency: Managing Energy, Water, and Seismic Risk and Implications for Property Owners

This workshop centered around the nexus of disaster response, sustainability, and resiliency.


Doing Well By Doing Good: What Can Business Learn From Social Entrepreneurship

This workshop explored the notion of putting social good alongside profit.