Combating climate change while tackling environmental challenges that could impact the health and well-being of people around the world drives our researchers at the Indiana University O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Bringing environmental research and environmental policy together
O’Neill School plays critical role in IU’s Climate Action Planning Committee
The Climate Action Planning Committee, including Dean Siân Mooney, is charged with developing recommendations, and identifying new strategies in areas beyond facilities, to continue long-term carbon emission reduction.
Report provides road map for the science of nature-based climate solutions
A report from a diverse group of leading ecosystem scientists and policy experts, including Paul H. O'Neill Chair and Professor Kim Novick, spells out the need for robust, scalable, and credible nature-based climate solutions for the United States.
Konisky earns APPAM’s World Citizen Prize in Environmental Performance Award
Lynton K. Caldwell Professor David Konisky has been named the recipient of the World Citizen Prize in Environmental Performance Award from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.
Study shows reaching goal of EV penetration unlikely without lower prices, better policy
The United States government has set an ambitious national goal of reaching 50% penetration of plug-in electric vehicles by 2030, but a study from researchers at the O’Neill School, including Professor John D. Graham, shows that the U.S. is unlikely to meet this goal unless electric vehicles become more affordable for consumers.
Stain-resistant school uniforms could expose children to harmful chemicals
Children who wear stain-resistant school uniforms may be exposed to potentially harmful levels of chemicals, according to a study by researchers in the O’Neill School, including Assistant Professor Marta Venier, and colleagues from the University of Toronto, the University of Notre Dame, and the Green Science Policy Institute.
Cover crops as a natural tool
Researchers from the O’Neill School are part of a group that has been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to better understand the usefulness of cover crops as a climate mitigation and adaption tool from a range of biophysical and socio-economic perspectives.
Lowering the barriers to EV adoption
One of the keys to decarbonization is transitioning away from fossil fuel vehicles toward electric vehicles, but barriers to rapid adoption, particularly for low-income and disadvantaged populations, are hindering this critical step. However, a report from researchers at the O’Neill School, including O’Neill Professor Sanya Carley and Lynton K. Caldwell Professor David Konisky, lays out strategies that can help lower these barriers and accelerate the adoption of the cleaner technology.
Shaw part of Lancet Planetary Health Report
Pollution was responsible for nine million deaths in 2019—equivalent to one-in-six deaths worldwide—according to a study released in The Lancet Planetary Health Report. Joseph Shaw, associate dean for research and an associate professor, contributed to the report.
New book showcases need for trained environmental managers
A book from Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus Marc Lame and O’Neill alumnus Richard Marcantonio offers a strong understanding of the modern concepts and skills to ethically solve environmental problems while implementing successful environmental programs for environmental managers.