Environmental Sustainability

Combating climate change

Climate change may be the most important long-term threat facing humanity with potentially profound implications for security, social justice, economic inequality and democratic governance. Is environmental sustainability achievable for this and future generations?

Professor Cullen Hendrix, a member of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, addresses the ways in which climate change interacts with conflict on a global scale. In collaboration with the Korbel School’s Pardee Center for International Futures, students have the opportunity to model future-focused scenarios that depict a world altered by climate change. Students in our new MA program in Global Environmental Sustainability can engage the unrivaled resources of the Denver area, home to the largest concentration of federal labs and agencies, environmental NGOs, and energy businesses in the country.

Faculty Spotlight

 
Cullen Hendrix

Cullen Hendrix

Professor

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Frank Laird

Frank N. Laird

Associate Professor; Interim Director, Sustainablit; Director, Sustainability

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