Environmental Resilience and Sustainability
In June 2022, the University announced a $60 million commitment to a collaborative approach to climate change. UVA researchers are pursuing two avenues focused on environmental resilience and sustainability: researching and perfecting clean energy, and helping local communities develop best practices for responding to climate change.
The Climate Collaboratives is a signature program supported through the Grand Challenges. UVA will embed four to six research teams in specific localities dealing with climate-related challenges and to connect researchers with policymakers, local officials, business leaders, and everyday citizens. The Climate Collaboratives are led by UVA’s Environmental Institute.
Appalachia Clean Energy Climate Collaborative: Christine Mahoney is the faculty lead for this initiative. The work will explore how Appalachia could benefit from the clean energy revolution.
Clean Water in India Climate Collaborative: Sheetal Sekhri is the faculty lead for this initiative. The work will research how women in India can be supported as change agents when it comes to water security in an area with increased flooding.
- New faculty positions in several schools