Institute at Brown for Environment and SocietyIBES


Natural Systems

How can we understand the functioning and response of Earth's natural systems in the face of rapid and pervasive global change?

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Food & Water

How can we optimize - effectively, efficiently and equitably - food production and water distribution for current and future generations?

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Human Health & Well-Being

How can we understand and support human health and well-being in the face of combined environmental and social vulnerabilities?

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Equity & Governance

What governance and economic structures facilitate solutions to environmental challenges in a just and equitable manner, in ways that support our most vulnerable people?

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