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Aerial shot of the Amazon river and rainforest

Sustainability and the Environment

Countries in Latin America are working to integrate environmental considerations into sustainable development plans and strategies. Institute activities might include research and convenings that identify best practices and policy recommendations to strengthen countries’ capacities to adapt and adopt climate-mitigation techniques.

Scenic view of a waterfall in the Dominican Republic

John McNeill Co-Edits New Book on the Environmental History of the Caribbean

John McNeill, distinguished university professor in the School of Foreign Service, co-edited Sea and Land: An Environmental History of the Caribbean, recently published by Oxford University Press.

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Earth Exhibit in Museum

Earth Commons

Georgetown’s Earth Commons Institute is a hub for environmental and sustainability innovation, research, and education to accelerate action on the most pressing issues of our earth.

Georgetown Environmental Justice Program

The Georgetown Environmental Justice Program seeks to deliver theoretical tools capable of understanding contemporary ecological transitions and contributing to topics of environmental justice in the world. It supports interdisciplinary work to identify key conceptual frameworks that form a link…