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Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability

Board

Meet our board of directors

Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability

Committees

The Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability consists of four committees designed to advance the mission and vision of the Center. These committees are the Executive Committee, the Research Committee, the Outreach and Engagement Committee, and the Education Committee. All CEES committees are chaired or co-chaired by a CEES board member.  The Executive Committee advises…

Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability

Faculty Affiliates

Learn about the faculty of CEES

CEES Affiliate Covers his Fourth Consecutive UN Climate Summit

CEES Affiliate Covers his Fourth Consecutive UN Climate Summit

Wake Forest University Professor Justin Catanoso attended the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) in Bonn, Germany, with the goal of continuing news coverage of climate change, with a particular focus on the threats ecosystems face from climate change and human encroachment, as well as the myriad of proposals to protect these ecosystems. Catanoso…

COP23: Leaders Vie for Protection of ‘Incredibly Important’ African Peatland

COP23: Leaders Vie for Protection of ‘Incredibly Important’ African Peatland

by Justin Catanoso The presence of the world’s biggest tropical peatland was recently confirmed in Central Africa. It is the size of England and straddles the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (ROC). However, conservationists and scientists worry it may be at risk from logging and development.…

COP23: U.S., Wealthy Nations Curtail Climate Aid for Developing World

COP23: U.S., Wealthy Nations Curtail Climate Aid for Developing World

by Justin Catanoso The small U.S. delegation sent by President Trump to the COP23 climate summit in Bonn has apparently led a successful effort to obstruct significant, much needed, climate change adaptation financing and loss-and-damage financing for the developing world. Over the past two weeks in Bonn, the U.S. provided cover for the other developed…

COP23: Trump Team Leads ‘Surreal’ Coal-Gas-Nuke Climate Summit Panel

COP23: Trump Team Leads ‘Surreal’ Coal-Gas-Nuke Climate Summit Panel

by Justin Catanoso The only U.S. presentation to be offered at the COP23 climate summit was led by Trump administration energy advisors, along with coal, natural gas and nuclear industry representatives. The panel argued that fossil fuel production at high, subsidized levels is vital to “energy security and economic development.” Panel members made only infrequent…

U.S. Subnationals Shoulder Climate Role in Bonn, Trump Sidelined

U.S. Subnationals Shoulder Climate Role in Bonn, Trump Sidelined

by Justin Catanoso The United States government under Donald Trump now stands alone, a rogue nation. Aligned against it at COP23 in Bonn, Germany, is every other nation in the world – all committed to meeting national emissions goals set in Paris in 2015. Completely bypassing Trump and the federal government at COP23 is the…

Who We Are

The Wake Forest University Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) is an interdisciplinary center that aims to promote critical thinking and effective action across the fields of renewable energy, social influence, environmental policy, enterprise, environmental markets, biodiversity & ecosystem services, and human behavior.

Upcoming Events

Feb 08

David Haskell Lecture

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:00 PM * 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Feb 20

App State Energy Mid-Year Summit

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 9:00 AM * 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mar 08

NC Breathe Conference

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 9:00 AM * 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mar 18

Earth Week at Wake Forest

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 8:00 AM * 8:00 am - Friday, March 23, 2018, 5:00 PM * 5:00 pm
Apr 06

Environmental Law Symposium

Friday, April 6, 2018, 11:00 AM * 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • CEES Affiliate Covers his Fourth Consecutive UN Climate Summit

    Wake Forest University Professor Justin Catanoso attended the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) in Bonn, Germany, with the goal of continuing news coverage of climate change, with a particular focus on the threats ecosystems face from climate change and human encroachment, as well as the myriad of proposals…

  • COP23: Leaders Vie for Protection of ‘Incredibly Important’ African Peatland

    by Justin Catanoso The presence of the world’s biggest tropical peatland was recently confirmed in Central Africa. It is the size of England and straddles the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (ROC). However, conservationists and scientists worry it may be at…

  • COP23: U.S., Wealthy Nations Curtail Climate Aid for Developing World

    by Justin Catanoso The small U.S. delegation sent by President Trump to the COP23 climate summit in Bonn has apparently led a successful effort to obstruct significant, much needed, climate change adaptation financing and loss-and-damage financing for the developing world. Over the past two weeks in Bonn, the U.S. provided…