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Bringing expertise in environmental management, policy and engineering to an active community of researchers, practitioners and educators who are addressing major infrastructure challenges in the United States.

About the Nicholas Institute

The Nicholas Institute is part of Duke University and its wider community of world-class scholars. This unique resource allows the Nicholas Institute’s team of economists, scientists, lawyers and policy experts to not only deliver timely, credible analyses to a wide variety of decision makers, but also to convene these decision makers to reach a shared understanding regarding this century’s most pressing environmental problems.

The Institute offers guidance on undergraduate and graduate-level education in climate, sustainability, and energy issues. The Nicholas Institute improves environmental policymaking worldwide through objective, fact-based research to confront the climate crisis, clarify the economics of limiting carbon pollution, harness emerging environmental markets, put the value of nature’s benefits on the balance sheet, develop adaptive water management approaches, and identify other strategies to attain community resilience.

In The News

  • Duke University on new North Carolina Conservation Executive Order

    Duke University on new North Carolina Conservation Executive Order

    Originally posted by the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability, Duke University, via LinkedIn. View their page here. Duke University experts Lydia Olander and Katie Warnell joined North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on stage Monday after he signed an executive order to protect and restore the state’s natural and working lands. Olander and Warnell have worked closely…

  • Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability named N-EWN Partner

    Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability named N-EWN Partner

    We’re excited to have Duke University join us amongst a group of exciting new partners. Check out their news release on joining N-EWN here. Duke University is bringing its expertise in environmental management, policy and engineering to an active community of researchers, practitioners and educators who are addressing major infrastructure challenges in the United States…

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