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Climate Cooperation Among Nations

Scholars and policy specialists from the U.S. and Canada convened at UCLA on March 31 for a symposium about the benefits and challenges involved in the linkage of California and Quebec‘s cap and trade programs.


Stories to Watch

The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability hosted a presentation by the World Resources Institute on the issues that will impact people and the planet in 2014.

UCLA Volunteer Day

Outreach Highlights 2013

During the academic year IoES hosts or co-sponsors close to 100 events on- and off-campus. Seminars, conferences, and documentary screenings allow us to bring in experts and engage with the community on critical environment and sustainability issues.

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Research Highlights 2013

In 2013 research teams at the institute received close to $10 million in funding for studies on education and conservation in Central Africa, advanced energy metering technology, urban ecosystem services, restoration and management of coastal wetlands, and smart water systems and technology.

Photo credit: Karen A. Lefkowitz

Education Highlights 2013

Curriculum improvements and increased opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students have enhanced IoES’ academic programs. Current students excel inside and outside the classroom while alumni continue to make a difference in the world


Academic ambassadors

Environmental Science and Engineering Program alumni, faculty, students, and staff attended a reception on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the UCLA Faculty Center.


Sustainable summaries

The Institute’s Corporate Partners Program hosted a workshop on the future of corporate sustainability reporting on Nov. 14 at UCLA.


Sustainable Spark

Environmental Science alumna Vanessa Goh converts a class project into a career.


Alumni Spotlight: Dorothy Kiều Lê

The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability’s first graduate is Rutgers University’s new Senior Transportation Planner.


New Bruins on the Block

Meet brand-new additions to the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability student roster.