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.

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In a recent book published by Springer, Assistant Professor Shabab Wahid contributed a chapter on "Climate Change and Mental Health in Bangladesh: Vulnerability, Inequality, and the Crucial Need for Intervention on the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis."

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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.
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Founded in February 2022, the Earth Commons seeks to build, support, and infuse a focus on the environment and sustainability across Georgetown University.