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UNC Organizations and Programs

  • UNC Center for the Study of Natural Hazards Resilience is a research center devoted to the rigorous interdisciplinary study and practice of disaster resilience. The Center aims to improve resilience by conducting research on natural hazards and disasters, conveying the results to broad audiences and by translating that information into practice. The UNC Hazards Center is also the research lead for the Department of Homeland Security Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC). CRC performs research in coastal hazards modeling, coastal engineering, planning, and the social sciences and develops educational and translational programs in hopes of better protecting populations, properties, and economies from the threats posed by natural hazards and disasters.
  • Environmental Law Project - an organization of UNC-Chapel Hill law students who share an interest in the legal and political aspects of national, state, and local environmental issues. The primary goal of ELP is to expand the opportunities available to law students in the area of environmental law.
  • UNC Institute for the Environment - joins together individual campus departments and centers in interdisciplinary research, education and engagement, and creates new areas of study in response to some of our most pressing environmental challenges.
  • UNC Parr Center for Ethics - facilitates informed, nonpartisan inquiry about ethical matters, including around climate change and environmental justice        
  • Curriculum in Environment and Ecology - seeks to foster an understanding and appreciation of ecological systems and future environmental problems, including seminars which are open to all      
  • Carolina Climate Change Scientist - a group of UNC faculty that work on climate change, provide an ongoing list of classes that might be of interest, and also host the annual UNC Climate Change Symposium      
  • Solar Energy Research Center - serves as a regional hub for solar energy research      
  • Environmental Sciences and Engineering - housed within the Gillings School of Global Public Health, ESE focuses on the interface between people and the environment.
  • The Water Institute - also housed within the Gillings School of Global Public Heath, the Water Institute focuses on the sustainable management of water for health and human development     

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