Sustainability Science Program



The Sustainability Science Program seeks to serve as a common forum and facilitator for work on science, innovation and sustainable development by members of the entire Harvard community, and to promote collaboration between members of the Harvard community and the extended international network of scholars and practitioners engaged in sustainability science.

Harvard network:

Asia Center (Kleinman)

South Asia Initiative (Bose)

Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation (Saich)

Asia Energy and Sustainability Initiative (Lee)

China Public Policy Program (Saich)

Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia (Saich)

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (Alison)

Agricultural Innovation in Africa (Juma)

Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group (Lee)

Environment and Natural Resources Program (Lee and Clark)

Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements (Stavins)

Science, Technology and Public Policy Program (Narayanamurti)

Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (Risse)

Center for International Development (Hausmann)

Evidence for Policy Design (Pande, Khwaja)

Micro-Development Initiative (Pande, Khwaja)

Center for Population and Development Studies (Berkman)

Committee on African Studies (Elkins)

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (Grindle)

Harvard Center for the Environment (Schrag)
Harvard Global Health Institute (Goldie)

Harvard Forest (Foster)

Institute for Quantitative Social Science (King)

Center for Geographic Analysis (Bol)

Ideas 42 (@ Harvard Mullainathan and Kremer)

Program on Positive Political Economy (Shepsle)

Program on Quantitative Methods (King)

Program on Survey Research (Marsden)

Kennedy School of Government - Environmental Policy (Stavins, Lee)

Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government

Sustainability Science Program (Clark, Kremer, Dickson)

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (Domiguez)

Africa Research Seminar (Jukes)

Economic Growth and Development Seminar (Kremer, Field)


Sustainability of the World's Food and Farming Systems Workshop (Paarlberg; Briscoe, Holbrook)

Women and Public Policy Program (Bohnet)

Zofnass Program for Infrastructure Sustainability (Pollalis)

Beyond Harvard network:
The Program’s external network involves collaborators from scientific academies and professional institutions, development organizations, research centers and other universities around the world, including:

In the United States:
Arizona State University, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes
Boston University, Department of Geography and Environment
Boston University, Pardee Center for the Longer-Range Future
Clark University, School of Geography
Green Chemistry Institute
Innovations for Poverty Action
Jameel Poverty Action Lab, MIT
National Academies' Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability
Science and Development Network
Stanford University, Woods Institute for the Environment
Tufts University, The Fletcher School
University of California at Berkeley, Center of Evaluation for Global Action
Yale University, Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab South Asia, India
Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), Italy
Agencia Nacional De Aguas (ANA) (Brazilian National Water Agency)
Beijing Normal University, School of Management and Natural Resources, Center for Energy Studies, China
Central Pollution Control Board, India
Centre for Science and Environment, India
Chiang Mai University, Unit for Social and Environmental Research, Thailand
China’s Ministry of Science and Technology
China National Petroleum Corporation
China Shenhua
China Southern Grid Company
China State Council Development Research Center
Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Program, CGIAR
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division, Chile
Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA) (Brazilian Enterprise for Agricultural Research)
European Commission
European Sustainability Science Group
Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil
Fundacion Natura, Bolivia
Gujarat Energy Development Agency, India
Gujarat Pollution Control Board, India
India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests
Institute for Financial Management and Research, India
Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science, Japan
International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya and Ethiopia
London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Government, UK
Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, India
National Development and Reform Commission, China
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
Satark Nagrik Sangathan, India
Sustainable Europe Research Institute, Austria
Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, India
The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi
Tsinghua University, Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology
Tsinghua University, School of Environment
Tsinghua University, School of Public Policy and Management
Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research, UK
Venice International University, Thematic Environmental Networks Center, Italy
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Southeast Asia Programme, Indonesia
World Conservation Union (IUCN)