The Kennedy School’s research agenda addresses many of the world's most important environmental policy questions—global climate change, sustainability, the use of economic incentives, energy technology innovation, electric industry restructuring, the economic effects of environmental policies, biological diversity, and urban development.
The Kennedy School provides a locus for faculty, fellows, and students to engage in a wide variety of domestic and international environmental activities, including research, workshops, conferences, seminars, and internships. Faculty involved with the programs and projects listed here also regularly communicate results of their research to policy makers, to broaden the range of options available for addressing environmental and natural resource problems.
The Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) is a University-wide initiative that engages students, faculty, and visiting scholars throughout Harvard in education and research. While not based at the Kennedy School, most of the programs and projects listed here interact closely with HUCE.
Research and outreach efforts are carried out under the auspices of several programs at the Kennedy School:Programs