Issues of the environment and sustainability feature prominently in scholarship, teaching, and outreach activities at Georgetown.

Georgetown's Earth Commons Institute, inaugurated in 2022, connects faculty and students across the Main Campus, Medical Center, and Law Center who are working on environmental issues in their scientific, legal, policy, and ethical dimensions. The Program on Science, Technology, and International Affairs in the Walsh School of Foreign Service is home to leading experts across disciplines who are working on environment-related issues, and the Law Center hosts the leading Georgetown Climate Center. Georgetown's Washington, D.C., location and proximity to policymakers are critical resources for the university's efforts to explore environmental issues, nationally and internationally, and advance the global common good.

A young child sitting in a desert

Emily Prest (G’23) and Joan Lombardi, student fellow and senior fellow at the Collaborative on Global Children’s Issues, write about the unique effect that climate change has on children around the world.

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Founded in 2009, the Georgetown Climate Center is a nonpartisan research center based at the Law Center which seeks to advance effective climate, energy, and transportation policies in the United States.