Videos

Environmental and Urban Economics

Lecture # 2 in the “green bites” video series by Matthew E. Kahn, professor of economics at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

ESE Celebration

Saturday, October 27, 2012 marked the official launch of the Environmental Science and Engineering Doctorate Program at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability with a reception at UCLA’s Faculty Center. The evening celebration highlighted past accomplishments, honored Rich Ambrose, professor of environmental health sciences and ESE’s former chair, and outlined the program’s future....

New Sustainable Cities in China

Brian Heimberg is an advisor for emerging growth clean-technology companies and a sustainable city developer in the United States and China. Brian currently serves small and medium size energy and transportation enterprises with strategic and private financing needs. In 2007 the Chinese government recruited Brian as the first foreigner to help plan and develop its...

The Food Commons – Imagine, Design, Build

Lawrence Yee is Co-founder and Coordinating Director for the Food Commons, a large national project dedicated to designing and developing a new economic paradigm and whole systems approach for regional food.

Avoiding Biodiversity Collapse in Tropical Protected Areas

Featuring William F. Laurance, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor, James Cook University, Australia Many of the world’s leading tropical protected areas are now fragments or man‐made islands surrounded by drastically modified landscapes. Even some of the historically most‐remote sites suffer from hunting and other forms of human encroachment. Will these protected areas function as arks to...

Happy Earth Day 2012 at UCLA!

Through coursework, activities, and collaborations we work to develop solutions to mitigate climate change—making a difference at UCLA and beyond. UCLA celebrates Earth Day on April 19 with tabling, prizes, games, and even a Green Top Chef competition. The UCLA Fund sent this video to current donors to let them know about our big day...

Green Chemistry: Innovations for an Environmental and Economic Prosperity by Dr. Paul Anastas

Paul Anastas, Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development, discusses scientific advances in the design of intrinsically safe and environmentally benign products and the resulting paradigm shift in understanding the relationship between people, chemicals, and the environment. Historically, products and processes have been regulated with the goal of reducing toxicity to acceptable levels...

Arab Media Forum: A Step Toward Change

Oppenhiem Lecturer Randa Fouad, President of the Arab Media Forum for Environment and Development, explains how her organization helps journalists throughout the Middle East learn and write about environment and sustainable development issues. Ms. Randa Fouad, President of Arab Media Forum for Environment and Development, a writer and a journalist, has over 25 years of...

Science and Art in a Climate of Change: A Dialogue of Nations

Watch footage of the event co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance & Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Deep in the Pacific, the island nations of Kiribati, Tokelau, and Tuvalu are among the first to feel the direct affects of climate change as they submerge under rising sea levels. In a unique exchange...