On Aug. 2, Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’17 signed the Resilient Rhode Island Act of 2014 into law — a climate change bill that had originally been drafted by Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology, J. Timmons Roberts, 15 Brown students and a group of consultants.
The law’s main goals are to reduce the state’s carbon emissions and to adapt to the consequences of climate change by creating the EC4, or the Executive Climate Change Coordinating Committee.
ISES seeks to foster research on environmental topics that fits within one of its four thematic foci (Natural Systems, Food and Water, Human Health and Well-Being, Equity and Governance). In this call, the Institute is interested in supporting projects of limited scope and duration, including but not limited to feasibility studies, field research of limited duration, archival research, or preliminary work for grant proposal development.