In order to effectively combat global climate change, we need to understand the barriers and opportunities to carbon removal strategies on local levels. We need to link global models to local action. Our Climate Restoration Initiative will evaluate the full potential for carbon removal strategies to mitigate climate change and their costs and benefits for the state of Virginia and its citizens. An accessible mapping tool will benefit carbon accounting, forecasting, and decision support to help leaders and policymakers understand emerging carbon removal strategies and the barriers and benefits in their home region.
Five Difficult But Feasible Steps to Reverse the Climate Crisis
To tackle the decarbonization challenge, the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, Miller Center, and Environmental Institute hosted the Jefferson Innovation Summit. Twenty-five delegates from the public and private...
US Healthcare Sector Can Decarbonize, Reduce Waste, and Improve Public Health with Thoughtful Regulation
In an article for Health Affairs, UVA's Matthew Meyer, a lead faculty member for an Environmental Institute Decarbonization Corps project, assesses sustainability and waste reduction in the U.S. healthcare system.
Getting to Paris: How humanity can reach climate goals set in Paris and save life on earth
In an interview with RadioIQ / WVTF, ERI Associate Director Andres Clarens explains the models he and colleagues used to determine how best to reach the climate goals set in...