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Climate Action

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Climate Action

From emissions to the global food supply to policy research, Harvard experts are using interdisciplinary approaches to foster real results for the planet.

The Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

In addition to hosting Climate Action Week, the Salata Institute is advancing and catalyzing research programs across Harvard.

Learn more about the Institute and Climate Action Week

Advocating for Earth

Four students

Bringing change to their communities

Harvard students LeMonie L. Hutt, Osasenaga Idahor, Kiani Akina, and Ricardo Marrero-Alattar joined student-led environmental groups for an event highlighting the personal stories of College students fighting against climate change in their communities.

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Learn about Ju's work
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Getting personal with climate change

“I feel like my family is a part of the issue,” said Ju Chulakadabba, whose grandparents owned a palm-oil refinery that produced climate-affecting emissions. “I want to do something.”

Explore the MethaneSAT project

Exploring climate change from every angle

A child holding a globe
  • Children’s perspective

Talking with kids about the existential threat of climate change

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  • Nature’s perspective

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson asks what it means to listen to water

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
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  • Scholar’s perspective

Naturalist Terry Tempest Williams is exploring the tough climate questions

Terry Tempest Williams in a field
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  • Painter’s perspective

Maisie Luo is combining art, environmentalism, and a Theological Studies degree

Maisie Luo
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  • Poet’s perspective

Isabel Galleymore asks how our view of nature shapes what we protect

Isabel Galleymore
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  • Religion’s perspective

The newest issue of the Harvard Divinity Bulletin explores spiritual understandings of the Earth

A figured with closed eyes in front of the Earth
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Good for the planet, good for business

Experts from Harvard are exploring major transformations at the intersection of economics and environmentalism, whether it be new ways to track carbon emissions, green opportunities that emerged from the tax breaks and incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act, or smoothing the green power transition for workers in the fossil fuel industry.


  • Currently, $514 billion of the federal budget is dedicated to climate solutions, including:

  • $1 billion

    is already cleaning up 22 toxic waste sites nationwide

  • $930 million

    is already reducing wildfires in 10 western states

  • $10 billion

    is earmarked for clean energy projects in low-income communities

  • $600 million

    is earmarked for clean energy projects on farms and rural areas

  • Explore more green investments from the Climate Optimist newsletter.

Climate action on our campus