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Environmental Studies

Environmental studies is the science which studies the interaction between man and the environment, emphasizing the links between different subjects related to this issue, including ecology, economics, geography, geology, meteorology, and politics.

Think tanks and decision makers


Think Tanks, Centers, Other

Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) - EDGI was formed in November 2016 out of concerns about the possibility that vital environmental data and other information from government websites might be erased or altered, as well as a general concern about the future of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other environment-related agencies.

Environmental Law Institute (ELI) - Established in 1969, the Environmental Law Institute endeavors to improve environmental protection capability through environmental law, policy, and management.

Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) -  provides comprehensive information on global forest policy, global oceans policy, climate change, and much more.

National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is a non-profit that uses collaborative projects and research to help inform environmental decision-making.

Resource Renewal Institute researches and publishes on strategic and comprehensive approaches to environmental issues and policies.

Tellus Institute, established in 1976, the Tellus Institute sponsors research and projects that focus on sustainable global development and policy management.

Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, founded in 1989, the Udall Center specializes in issues related to environmental policy and Indigenous nations policy. The Center maintains a close and permanent relationship with the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, a federal agency based in Tucson.

World Bank, Climate Change Knowledge Portal, "provides global data on historical and future climate, vulnerabilties, and impacts."

World Resources Institute, Climate Watch (CAIT): Country Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data.  "The dataset applies a consistent methodology to create a six-gas, multi-sector, and internationally comparable data set for 197 countries. It enables data analysis by allowing users to quickly narrow down by year, gas, country/state, and sector. Automatic calculations for percent changes from prior year, per capita, and per GDP are also available. Users are presented with clear and customizable data visualizations that can be readily shared through unique URLs or embedded for further use online."