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The new Office of Climate and Sustainability brings together several of Duke University's climate, energy, and environmental assets—including the Nicholas Institute—to help advance the mission of the Duke Climate Commitment.

The New York Climate Exchange on Governors Island will be a laboratory for universities, corporations and public interest groups to develop solutions to the global climate crisis through education, research, workforce training, and community programs. During Climate Week NYC, several Duke experts explored Governors Island as part of a tour offered by the Exchange, Duke Today reports.

The organizers of the Energy Data Analytics Symposium: Accelerating Sustainability in the AI Era at Duke University (October 26-27, 2023) invite early-career scholars and professionals to submit abstracts for five-minute lightning talks to showcase their work or share a big idea.

An interdisciplinary group of 18 Duke students brought considerable and diverse skills to bolster the Nicholas Institute’s research, engagement and educational endeavors during the 2022–2023 academic year.

The Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows program is designed to prepare the next generation of scholars to deftly wield data in pursuit of accessible, affordable, reliable and clean energy systems. The 2023 group of students will conduct research on topics including renewable energy, energy forecasting, efficient lightning, coal pollution, energy equity and extreme weather impacts on energy systems.

Roughly a quarter of households in Jackson, Miss., are challenged by unaffordable water services amid an ongoing water crisis. Lauren Patterson and Sophia Bryson explore trends driving water unaffordability in Jackson and other communities and discuss potential ways forward in an op-ed for The Clarion-Ledger.

In 787 communities served by the United States’ largest utilities, 17 percent of households (28.3 million people) spend more than one day each month working to pay for water services and sanitation services, according to a new analysis by researchers at Duke University.

Public agencies must modernize their water data infrastructure to get a more accurate picture of the water resources they manage. Ashley Ward discusses a new report on a program that addresses two main aspects of water data modernization: technology adoption and an organizational and cultural evolution in how data are managed, shared, and deployed for decision-making.

Over $36 million in initial gifts will launch the Duke Climate Commitment, a new university-wide initiative focused on addressing climate change.

The Duke Climate Commitment will be formally announced on Sept. 29 and builds on the university’s longstanding leadership in climate, energy and sustainability to educate a new generation of climate-fluent innovators and create equitable solutions for all.