Special Features

Ecological Diplomacy and EU International Partnerships: China, Africa, and Beyond

Ecological Diplomacy and EU International Partnerships: China, Africa, and Beyond

Geopolitical tensions between China and the United States risk accelerating ecological breakdowns. To ensure a multilateral approach to climate action and advance responsible ecological stewardship, the EU should strengthen climate security cooperation, particularly with China and long-standing partners in Africa. This article was originally published on Carnegie Europe and is available...

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Conversation with Cecil Scheib

Conversation with Cecil Scheib

Cecil Scheib is currently NYU’s Chief Sustainability Officer and has served as NYU’s Director of Energy and Sustainability at NYU from 2007 to 2012. He has been involved in multiple key initiatives concerning NYU’s sustainability such as the Green Grants Program, reducing emissions by 30 percent, inculcating sustainability into procurement, higher solid waste diversion rates, the Cogeneration...

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Conversation with Curator Dan Lewis

Conversation with Curator Dan Lewis

Dr. Daniel Lewis is responsible for the Huntington’s history of science and technology holdings from 1800 to the present. He holds the Ph.D. in Latin American history from the University of California at Riverside and has had post-doctoral appointments at Oxford University, the Smithsonian, and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich. Lewis’s primary research interests lie...

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Olya Krestyaninova on the doughnut economy

Olya Krestyaninova on the doughnut economy

Olya is a consultant at Metyis and social entrepreneur, who is passionate about climate and society and all things circular.  You are part of the global NYU family and spent some time at NYUAD? I graduated as a Chemistry major from NYU in 2014, and right after, I received an opportunity to become a Global Academic Fellow at NYUAD (’14-’16).  It was a fantastic experience where I had had a chance...

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Raunak Shrestha: An Engineer’s Guide to Sustainability at NYUAD

Raunak Shrestha: An Engineer’s Guide to Sustainability at NYUAD

How did your interest in the environment shape your experience as an engineer at NYU Abu Dhabi?  As a student interested in sustainability, my experience at NYU Abu Dhabi supported transforming my interests into tangible actions. Since my very first semester at the university, I felt a sense of belonging amongst a group of passionate and motivated environmentalists. This shaped my approach to...

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Conversation with Alumna Hannah Melville Rea

Conversation with Alumna Hannah Melville Rea

Hannah is an Anne Kantor Fellow at The Australia Institute, Australia's leading progressive public policy think tank, where she is  researching climate and energy policy. Hannah is a former research Fellow and alum of New York University Abu Dhabi, where she leveraged geospatial data to study climate impacts. She aspires to work at the intersection between research and policy to aid our...

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EC presents Arlit: Second Paris with filmmaker Idrissou Mora-Kpai by video

EC presents Arlit: Second Paris with filmmaker Idrissou Mora-Kpai by video

Essential Cinema presented a screening of Idrissou Mora-Kpai's Arlit, dieuxième Paris which investigates the environmental racism associated with uranium extraction in Mali. Once a vibrant “second Paris” from migrants from different parts of Africa, Arlit became an empty town where residents die of radiation poisoning when the uranium market crashed. Following the screening, Mora-Kpai spoke from...

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In Greenland’s Melting Ice, A Warning on Hard Climate Choices

In Greenland’s Melting Ice, A Warning on Hard Climate Choices

Greenland is melting at an unprecedented rate, causing vast quantities of ice to disappear and global sea levels to rise. The fate of the ice sheet is not sealed, but unless CO2 emissions are sharply cut, the long-term existence of Greenland’s ice is in doubt. Read the article published at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies here.

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Testimonials – Rachel Carson Center Conference

Testimonials – Rachel Carson Center Conference

Read testimonials from our guests who attended the Rachel Carson Center Conference: The City Environments Around the GlobeL. Sasha Gora, Doctoral Candidate, RCC Munich City of sand, city of skyscrapers, but a city of mangroves? The City Environments Around the Globe intensive field seminar in February began off of NYU Abu Dhabi’s campus and with a frog eye’s view of a local mangrove forest....

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Changing Landscapes and Ephemeral Moments

Changing Landscapes and Ephemeral Moments

My previous work concerned with barriers, land, longing and belonging has been expanded to encompass ideas of transience as it relates to land and place. The emphasis on longing led to a consideration of changing landscapes and ephemeral moments that are fixed in time rather than located in a specific place. More recent work continues the exploration by examining the relationship between the...

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Radical Hope | A group sourced syllabus

Radical Hope | A group sourced syllabus

The Radical Hope syllabus serves as a resource for anyone interested in environmental issues. It provides a new way of framing and thinking about how individuals or groups might formally or informally learn about our most pressing environmental issues — and how we, collectively and/or individually, might respond to them. The syllabus is open for collaboration from individuals working in...

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eARThumanities’ Interview with Merita Dollma

eARThumanities’ Interview with Merita Dollma

Professor Merita Dollma is a pioneer in the discourse of Heritage and Environment in Albania. Check out snippets of our interview with Merita below.  Dollma was a Rachel Carson Fellow in 2018. To read the complete interview with Merita, click here. You are a considered a pioneer in the discourse of Heritage and Environment in Albania. What sparked your interest to examine these kinds of linkages...

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eARThumanities’ Interview with Liz Brite

eARThumanities’ Interview with Liz Brite

Archaeo-botany is a growing field. Why are we taking such an interest in human plant relationships now? Why Central Asia in particular? I think the trends in archaeobotany can be attributed to two things right now.  The first is improvement in methods – more archaeologists are employing the basic techniques that recover plant remains from archaeological excavations, and these data are now being...

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Greenland Trip by Maya Adams

Greenland Trip by Maya Adams

This summer I joined Professor David Holland and his team from NYU Abu Dhabi’s Centre for Sea Level Change in an eye-opening expedition to Greenland. For five days we went aboard the icebreaker Adolf Jensen to deploy new moorings and maintain perviously deployed moorings along the Greenland continental shelf. The moorings consisted of multiple scientific instruments like tsunameters that detect...

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