Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
About the Nicholas Institute

About the Nicholas Institute

Who We Are

The Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability at Duke University accelerates solutions to critical energy and environmental challenges, advancing a more just, resilient, and sustainable world. 

The Nicholas Institute conducts and supports actionable research and undertakes sustained engagement with policymakers, businesses, and communities—in addition to delivering transformative educational experiences to empower future leaders. The Nicholas Institute’s work is aligned with the Duke Climate Commitment, which unites the university’s education, research, operations, and external engagement missions to address the climate crisis.


The Nicholas Institute is housed on Science Drive on Duke University's campus, but also has presence in Duke's Washington, DC, office. 


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