Energy, Environment & Health

In the News

Nuclear power in US likely in decline, UC San Diego researchers conclude
Sept. 29, 2017: Advanced fission innovation in 'slow demise' without leadership, infrastructure and political improvements.

Science Policy Fellows program trains ‘high-impact researchers’
June 28, 2017: In its third year, GPS’s Science Policy Fellows program continues bridging disciplines at UC San Diego, delivers new research and even prototype tools.

Fighting Global Warming and Climate Change Requires a Broad Energy Portfolio
June 19, 2017: Can the continental United States make a rapid, reliable and low-cost transition to an energy system that relies almost exclusively on wind, solar and hydroelectric power?

Driven by curiosity, Graff Zivin coincides STEM and policy
April 19, 2016: The professor discusses how he gained his footing in health economics and the keys to pursuing STEM policy.


Faculty and Research

Related Faculty

  • Jennifer Burney

    Jennifer Burney

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: climate impacts and adaptation, food-energy-water systems, food and nutrition security, land use, economic development

  • Teevrat Garg

    Teevrat Garg

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: economics, Southeast Asia

  • Joshua Graff Zivin

    Joshua Graff Zivin

    Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs

    Research Fields: environmental, public health, development, innovation economics

  • Ruixue Jia

    Ruixue Jia

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: China, development economics, economic history, political economy

  • Gordon McCord

    Gordon McCord

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: development economics, public health, environment

  • Kate Ricke

    Kate Ricke

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: climate change, public policy

  • David Victor

    David Victor

    Professor; Co-director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation

    Research Fields: human rights, international law, energy policy, climate change policy

Related Research Centers and Programs

  • Deep Decarbonization Initiative 

    Deep Decarbonization Initiative 

    Focused on helping the world cut emissions of warming gases essentially to zero given the very real science, technology, economic and political constraints that exist. This initiative at UC San Diego is co-led by GPS Professor David Victor.
  • Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

    Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

    Facilitating innovative research on the causes of international conflict and cooperation, this institute serves the entire UC system and is committed to educating the next generation of problem solvers and peacemakers.
  • Laboratory on International Law and Regulation

    Laboratory on International Law and Regulation

    Exploring when and why laws actually work, this living laboratory looks across an array of issues from environment and energy to human rights, trade and security.
  • Science Policy Fellows Program

    Science Policy Fellows Program

    This program facilitates the exploration of policy implications and the practical application of research in engineering, medicine, and marine and earth sciences for strategic decision-making.