• Duke University Energy Access Project, photo by Robyn Meeks
    Image credit: Robyn Meeks
  • Deforestation Risks in China
    Image credit: Vmenkov

    Deforestation Risks along China’s New Silk Road

    A new blog post at The Brookings Institution co-authored by Elizabeth Losos and Lydia Olander, based on their new working paper, provides a simple framework and illustrations of how one environmental risk from the overland (“belt”) part of the BRI might be assessed.

    Read full story
  • Catalyst Program Awards
    Image credit: Jessica Sheffield

    Catalyst Program Proposals

    March 15 is the final day to submit proposals for this year's Catalyst Program. The program invests in policy-relevant proposals that catalyze Nicholas Institute and faculty collaborations in new or emergent areas of shared interest. 

    About the program
  • Fish, photo by iStock.com/Global_Pics
    Image credit: iStock.com/Global_Pics

    2018 Fisheries Forum

    The 2018 Forum convened by the Fisheries Leadership & Sustainability Forum (Fisheries Forum) explored the role of learning, evaluation, and planning in the regional fishery management council process.

    See the proceedings
  • Jim Rogers

    On the Passing of Jim Rogers

    The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and the larger Duke University community, are heartbroken at the loss of our good friend, Jim Rogers.

    More about Jim

Join in Our Mission

Explore Partnerships with the Nicholas Institute

Our Impact

From Durham to D.C: Internship Lays Ground for White House Appointment

Before Drew McConville walked the hallways of America’s most iconic building, he was gaining real-world experience from experts at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Now the senior advisor at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, he provides policy advice to senior White House leadership and ensures the President’s priority programs on everything from ocean protection to clean energy are advancing.