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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.

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling June 30 that limits the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gas emissions released by power plants that drive climate change.

Brian Murray, interim director of the Duke University Energy Initiative and Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, reviewed the ruling and explained its impacts.

Ahead of the Final Four collision between Duke and the University of North Carolina, Duke Today highlighted eight examples of truly important and groundbreaking collaborations between the two universities. The list included a 2021 report—jointly prepared by Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University of North Carolina’s Center for Climate, Energy, Environment, and Economics—on policies to reduce carbon emissions from North Carolina's power sector.

Duke University experts will share insights about international climate policy with university students across the nation in a free virtual seminar series funded by the U.S. Department of State. The series is also open to the Duke community, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Rising to the Moment

Duke Today took a look at new opportunities emerging around the university for Duke scholars and students to have a greater climate impact—with more on the way.

A new report on climate change from the United Nations says the world will reach a threshold temperature earlier than expected. N.C. State Climatologist Kathie Dello and Nicholas Institute senior fellow Jackson Ewing joined Spectrum News 1's "Capital Tonight" program to discuss the implications of the report.

Kate Konschnik spoke to The News & Observer about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change latest assessment of climate science and the implications for North Carolina's efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Duke University experts, including from the Nicholas Institute and Energy Initiative, offered comments on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest assessment report detailing the most recent understanding of observed changes in the world’s climate.

A suite of executive orders that President Biden will reportedly issue on Wednesday represent an important first step in combating climate change, Tim Profeta tells The New York Times.