Climate Solutions Capstone: Nature Based Solutions Clinic
Fall 2021: Tu,Th, 4:00-5:20, burke
As the climate crisis worsens, there is greater recognition that – in addition to energy-focused solutions – nature-based solutions also need to be part of climate mitigation and adaptation efforts. This capstone course offers students a hands-on opportunity to work with local organizations to help them design and implement a variety of nature-based solutions. The course will pair teams of students with state and local governments and non-profit organizations to help advance the nature-based solutions/investments they are pursuing. The focus of the course is on how policy and financing efforts might help advance nature-based solutions from either a mitigation perspective (e.g. storing carbon) or in adaptation and resilience efforts (e.g. managing flooding, reducing temperatures, improving health). Our hope is to attract students from different specializations and backgrounds to form multi-disciplinary teams.