People, Equity, and the Environment

Our Vision

The purpose of this specialization is to give today's professional environmental managers a range of theoretical, conceptual, and methodological skills necessary for understanding how to critique, improve and implement models of environmental management that address historically engrained challenges. For these reasons, this specialization expands beyond ahistorical and technical training by focusing students on historical processes, power dynamics and changing societal values.

Specialization Coordinators

  Amity Doolittle
Senior Lecturer and Research Scientist

Recent Stories

Recent Research Publications

  • Matthew F. Gibson, Narasimha D. Rao, Raphael B.Slade, Joana Portugal Pereira, Joeri Rogelj The role of energy in mitigating grain storage losses in India and the impact for nutrition.” Resources, Conservation and Recycling vol. 163 Resources, Conservation and Recycling, December 2020. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.105100
  • Joel Millward-Hopkins, Julia K.Steinberger, Narasimha D.Rao, Yannick Oswald Providing decent living with minimum energy: A global scenario.” Global Environmental Change vol. 65 Global Environmental Change, November 2020. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102168
  • Shonali Pachauri and Narasimha D Rao Advancing energy poverty measurement for SDG7.” Progress in Energy vol. 2 no. 4 Progress in Energy, September 2020. doi:10.1088/2516-1083/aba890
  • Rao, ND., J. Min, A. Mastrucci Energy requirements for decent living in India, Brazil and South Africa.” Nature Energy vol. 4 Nature Energy, December 2019, 1025–1032. doi:10.1038/s41560-019-0497-9
  • Nori-Sarma, A., G. B. Anderson, A. Rajiva, G. ShahAzhar, P. Gupta, M. S. Pednekar, J-Y. Son, R. D. Peng, and M. L. Bell The impact of heat waves on mortality in Northwest India.” Environmental Research vol. 176 Environmental Research, September 2019, 108546. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2019.108546
  • Liu, C., R. Chen, F. Sera, A. M. Vicedo-Cabrera, Y. Guo, S. Tong, M. S. Z. S. Coelho, P. H. N. Saldiva, E. Lavigne, P. Matus, N. Valdes Ortega, S. Osorio Garcia, M. Pascal, M. Stafoggia, M. Scortichini, M. Hashizume, Y. Honda, M. Hurtado-Díaz, J. Cruz, B. Nunes, J. P. Teixeira, H. Kim, A. Tobias, C. Iñiguez, B. Forsberg, C. Åström, M. A. Ragettli, Y-L. Guo, B-Y. Chen, M. L. Bell, C. Y. Wright, N. Scovronick, R. M. Garland, A. Milojevic, J. Kyselý, A. Urban, H. Orru, E. Indermitte, J. J. K. Jaakkola, N. R. I. Ryti, K. Katsouyanni, A. Analitis, A. Zanobetti, J. Schwartz, J. Chen, T. Wu, A. Cohen, A. Gasparrini, and H. Kan Ambient Particulate Air Pollution and Daily Mortality in 652 Cities.” The New England Journal of Medicine vol. 381 The New England Journal of Medicine, August 2019, 705-715. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1817364