The Rutgers Climate Institute is a University-wide effort to address one of the most important issues of our time through research, education and outreach. The Institute draws upon strengths in many departments at Rutgers by facilitating collaboration across a broad range of disciplines in the natural, social and policy sciences.      

What's New? 


New Report on Climate Mitigation for New Jersey Available

An Examination of Policy Options for Achieving Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction in New Jersey has been released as a collaboration among research staff from The Georgetown Climate Center, Rutgers Climate Institute, Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and World Resources Institute. Support for the report was provided by The Fund for New Jersey and the Energy Foundation. This report explores policy options for the State of New Jersey in advancing statutory limits to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Read more and access the report here.


Climate Change Policy in New Jersey: Advancing Opportunities to make New Jersey Safer, Greener, Healthier and More Prosperous
Hosted by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance.  
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Coach Barn at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ.

Mindy Lubber, President and CEO of CERES (www.ceres.org) will be joining as a keynote speaker!

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RU Sustainable to the CORE* ?

*Curriculum Operations Research Engagement


October 11, 2017, 6-9pm (Free dinner included!
Cook Student Center 
Keynote: Jonas Haertle, United Nations Global Compact 
Plus: Discussion of alternate spring break programs
Complete Information and Registration Link Here 


Meadowlands Conference, Super Storm Sandy: Five Years Later

October 26-27, 2017
1 DeKorte Park Plaza Lyndhurst, NJ

More information here

Rutgers Climate Symposium 2017

Theme: Climate Change and Cities
Wherever the world is going, cities will get there first

November 15, 2017
Livingston Student Center, 84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, New Jersey

This one-day symposium is intended to stimulate interaction and collaboration among the community of natural and social science researchers and university students interested in climate change who are from institutions in the greater NJ, NY and Philadelphia region. Over 200 attendees representing more than 20 research institutions in our region participate annually. Talks center on the symposium theme. The poster session invites abstracts on climate change scholarship and are not restricted to the theme. There is no fee to attend but registration is required. Event flyer pdf here. (200 KB) This event is intended for students, faculty, staff of academic and research institutions. A limited number of registrations will be available for unaffiliated members of the public upon request. Read more and access the report here.

Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Mustafa Ali, Hip Hop Caucus
Nilda Mesa, Columbia University
Julie Pullen, Stevens Institute of Technology
William Solecki, Hunter College-CUNY

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c/o Department of Environmental Sciences
Rutgers University
Environmental and Natural Resources Sciences Building
14 College Farm Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8551