About Climate@Emory


Climate@Emory is an inter-disciplinary, university-wide initiative to advance climate change scholarship, teaching, partnership, and engagement at Emory and beyond.


Drawing on the expertise of more than 70 faculty and staff from over 20 departments, Climate@Emory is pursuing three strategic priorities:

  • Teaching and Engaged Learning: Boosting climate literacy across the Emory student population and beyond, and training future leaders who are empowered to combat climate change and its impacts.
  • Research and Scholarship: Producing high-impact research on climate science, climate impacts, strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and approaches for increasing resilience to climate change.
  • Community and Policy Engagement: Collaboratively developing partnerships and policies that guide and strengthen the response to climate change at Emory, in Georgia, and beyond.

These activities leverage Emory’s significant strengths in the following areas:

  • World-class scientific expertise, including in the areas of climate science, health impact assessment and developing practical interventions to build resilience to the impacts of climate change.

  • A talented and passionate student body eager to engage on climate change research, policy, and practice.

  • Deeply committed University leadership on issues of sustainability and climate action.

  • Proud history of leading by example: Emory has a Climate Action Plan with emissions reduction targets through 2050, and, one year ahead of schedule, recently achieved its 10-year goal of reducing energy use by 25 percent per square foot.

  • Strategic location in Atlanta, a state capital and regional hub.

Climate@Emory is committed to fostering broad and deep collaboration within the university, with other academic institutions, with industry and community partners in Atlanta and elsewhere, with government at all levels, across the region, and around the world.

For more information on the Climate@Emory effort, please contact climate@emory.edu