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  • About CEPA

    The Center for Environmental Policy and Administration (CEPA) is an interdisciplinary center at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs that focuses on environmental issues. It supports research by faculty and students from departments across Maxwell and works to foster broadly interdisciplinary teaching and research that links researchers in the social sciences with those in the natural sciences, engineering, and law. It also has close working relationships with Maxwell’s Center for Policy Research, with the University’s Environmental Finance Center, and with the University’s Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.

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    Sultana quoted in BBC article on international climate justice

    Some of the world’s poorest and lowest carbon-emitting countries are suffering the most from climate change yet tend not to be the most responsible for causing it. 'Climate justice,' which acknowledges that climate change can have differing social, economic, public health and other adverse impacts on underprivileged populations, will no doubt be a focal point at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26 . "You cannot keep having your luxury emissions, and then point fingers at the person who's having emissions just to survive," says Farhana Sultana, associate professor of geography and the environment. Read more in the BBC article, "The world's fight for 'climate justice'."


    Wilson op-ed on fossil fuels, skiing published in Colorado Sun

    In his co-authored op-ed, "Fossil fuels are threatening Colorado skiing," Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment Robert Wilson discusses what's needed in a truly robust climate-funding agenda, including electricity-grid improvements supporting wind and solar farms, green energy development that leverages fossil fuel industry workers’ technical skills, and a Civilian Climate Corps. The piece was published in the Colorado Sun.


    Popp talks to NPR about the impact of transitioning to electric cars

    This month, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill promising no more sales of fossil fuel-burning passenger vehicles by 2035 and for larger vehicles by 2045, a change that will have implications on the state’s economy and labor market. "There needs to be big investments in infrastructure, building charging stations, and so on," says Professor David Popp. "And so to the extent that people that might be displaced, can be put to work and things like that, that would certainly be useful," he says. Read more in the NPR article, "What challenges loom as New York transitions to electric car sales by 2035?"


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