The December 6 session of the Nature-based Solutions: Current Issues webinar series focuses on financing mechanisms.
We’ve got a new name:
Read the announcement. (A new website is under development.)
The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions has merged with the Duke University Energy Initiative to create a new organization: the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability. Learn more about the merger.
The Nicholas Institute improves environmental policymaking worldwide through objective, fact-based research to confront the climate crisis, clarify the economics of limiting carbon pollution, harness emerging environmental markets, put the value of nature's benefits on the balance sheet, develop adaptive water management approaches, and identify other strategies to attain community resilience.
Sara Mason joined the Ecosystem Services Program at the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability as a policy associate after graduating from Duke with a master’s degree in environmental management. Her work focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of biodiversity conservation and how that can be leveraged to engage the public and policy makers in conservation efforts. Prior to joining the Nicholas Institute, Sara worked in ecological field research and endangered animal rehabilitation.
Dirt (book): Makes you think about dirt, something most of us never think about, in a whole new way. It’s an interesting blend of information on science, history, and agriculture; and The Mongabay Newscast (podcast): Great way to hear interesting updates on current research and issues in the conservation space, and to hear from scientists themselves about the messages they really want to convey to a broader audience about their work.