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CEES Affiliate Examines the Economics of Synthetic Rhino Horns

CEES Affiliate Examines the Economics of Synthetic Rhino Horns

Associated Professor of Economics and CEES affiliate Frederick Chen, published a paper examining the potential impact of synthetic horns to reduce rhino poaching. In the paper, Chen analyzes whether the availability of synthetic horns would decrease the equilibrium supply of wild horns, the competitiveness of the synthetic horn production sector, and the ability for synthetic…

People of all Faiths Face Climate Change with Hope, Action, Urgency

People of all Faiths Face Climate Change with Hope, Action, Urgency

by Justin Catanoso Two years after Pope Francis launched Laudato Si, the Vatican’s plea to save the earth, Trump rejected its tenets and the Paris Agreement. But people of all faiths are unified globally to beat climate change. Pope Francis gave Trump a copy of his encyclical on global environmental protection during the president’s visit…

Sustainability across the Curriculum

Sustainability across the Curriculum

The sixth annual Magnolias Curriculum Project brought together 14 faculty members on May 10-11, 2017, to develop innovative course components that will inspire systems thinking in students and empower an understanding of sustainability through a variety of lenses. During this two-day workshop, participants discussed sustainability literature, developed learning objectives for their students, and shared perspectives…

 Debate Tournament Trains Leaders

 Debate Tournament Trains Leaders

CEES affiliate leads students in environmental debate “Many people say they have a professional calling. Mine is debate.” Justin Green, assistant professor in the Department of Communications and Wake Debate coach, has been engaged in public debate for 28 years; for the past three years, Green has provided local high school and college students the…

U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Accord Could Take up to 4 Years

U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Accord Could Take up to 4 Years

On June 1, President Trump announced that the U.S. will be withdrawing from the Paris Agreement— a historic, global accord aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and limiting the rise in global temperatures. While the President told the world that “we’re getting out” of the international agreement, several experts have been quick to note that…

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  • CEES Affiliate Examines the Economics of Synthetic Rhino Horns

    Associated Professor of Economics and CEES affiliate Frederick Chen, published a paper examining the potential impact of synthetic horns to reduce rhino poaching. In the paper, Chen analyzes whether the availability of synthetic horns would decrease the equilibrium supply of wild horns, the competitiveness of the synthetic horn production sector,…

  • People of all Faiths Face Climate Change with Hope, Action, Urgency

    by Justin Catanoso Two years after Pope Francis launched Laudato Si, the Vatican’s plea to save the earth, Trump rejected its tenets and the Paris Agreement. But people of all faiths are unified globally to beat climate change. Pope Francis gave Trump a copy of his encyclical on global environmental…

  • Sustainability across the Curriculum

    The sixth annual Magnolias Curriculum Project brought together 14 faculty members on May 10-11, 2017, to develop innovative course components that will inspire systems thinking in students and empower an understanding of sustainability through a variety of lenses. During this two-day workshop, participants discussed sustainability literature, developed learning objectives for…