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The Office of the Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability (VPCS) functions across the University to accelerate and coordinate research and education on climate change, the environment, and sustainability.

The Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability at Harvard University is a groundbreaking new entity that is working to advance and catalyze research programs across all of Harvard’s schools, turn climate research into real-world climate solutions, and enable comprehensive cross-university education in climate and the environment.

Building on work developed over decades at Harvard, the Salata Institute launched in fall 2022, led by Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability Jim Stock, with a mission to develop and promote durable, effective, and equitable solutions to the climate change challenges confronting humanity. The Institute was made possible by a $200 million gift in June 2022 from Melanie and Jean Salata.