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Global sustainability  programs and solutions


Global sustainability
 programs and solutions


Global sustainability
 programs and solutions

Featured: Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative

The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives are synergistic programs designed to solve global problems.

Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

Conservation Outcomes

Biodiversity.asu.edu

Collaborating across diverse disciplines and practices to identify and create solutions that conserve and help manage biodiversity for the long term.

Central Arizona—Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research

Urban Ecology

Caplter.asu.edu

The Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research program advances research and education on urban ecology and urban socioecological systems. Launched in 1997, it is one of two LTER sites funded by the National Science Foundation that specifically studies urban ecology.

Decision Center for a Desert City

Urban Adaptation

DCDC.asu.edu

Transformational solutions for urban water sustainability transitions. The Decision Center for a Desert City advances scientific understanding of environmental decision-making under conditions of uncertainty.

Environmental Humanities Initiative

People, Place, and Planet

EnvironmentalHumanities.asu.edu

The Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI) explores how history, literature, philosophy, religion, anthropology, ethnic studies, film, art, and music each serve as entry points to vibrant discussions about the complex relationships between people, place, and planet.

Food Systems Transformation Initiative

Food Security

FoodSystems.asu.edu

Supporting the development of more equitable, diverse and resilient food systems at all scales – from local to global – that can adapt to evolving uncertainties and opportunities, and enable sustainable societies.

Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes

Sustainability Outcomes

SustainabilityOutcomes.org

Members of the Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes (GCSO) are working across the globe to collaborate on sustainability solutions.

Global Development Research

Global Development

Global Development

ASU is among six universities chosen to partner with the Global Development Lab of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Global Drylands Center

Global Drylands

GlobalDrylands.asu.edu

ASU’s Global Drylands Center engages key actors of dryland stewardship to develop use-inspired research, training and solution for arid ecosystems.

LightWorks®

Energy from Sunlight

LightWorks.asu.edu

LightWorks has provides solutions to the world’s most pressing global energy challenges through a simple idea; energy from sunlight. We discover and invent energy solutions to the world’s fuel, electric and social challenges.

PlanetWorks

Anthropocene Design

PlanetWorks.asu.edu

Designing and managing the future of planet Earth

Resource Innovation and Solutions Network

Global benefit from waste to resource, innovation and solutions through public-private collaboration.

Stardust Center for Affordable Homes and the Family

Affordable Housing

Stardust.asu.edu

Created to address the urgent needs for affordable housing.

Sustainable Cities Network

Connecting Communities

SustainableCities.asu.edu

Connecting communities, advancing sustainability, and cultivating solutions.

The Sustainability Consortium

A global organization transforming the consumer goods industry to deliver more sustainable consumer products.

University Sustainability Practices

ASU’s Living Laboratory

University Sustainability Practices

Arizona State University has made an institutional commitment to lead by example through the sustainable operations of its campuses. Four critical pillars focus the university’s effort: climate neutrality, zero water/solid waste, active engagement and principled practice.

UREx Sustainability Research Network

Urban Resilience

UrbanResilience.asu.edu

Our mission is to link scholars with city and community practitioners to produce resilient infrastructure data, models, images, maps, stories, and on-the-ground projects in 10 cities, to accelerate innovative urban sustainability knowledge and application.

Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives utilize the considerable knowledge and research assets of Arizona State University, the nation’s leader in sustainability education, to develop scalable solutions to economic, social and environmental challenges throughout the globe.

More global sustainability programs

ASU Global Development

ASU Global Development

The ASU Global Development team works to identify, qualify and pursue pipeline projects that provide solutions to the most complex challenges facing the developing world. We provide the linkage between ASU’s world-class corps of researchers and international development funding agencies and implementers working in developing countries worldwide.

global.asu.edu/asu-global-development


ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems

ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems

A partnership of ASU and the Santa Fe Institute co-directed by Sander van der Leeuw and Manfred Laubichler, this center advances understanding of problems that span biological and social systems and is poised to become a major international incubator of solution-driven transdisciplinary research.

complexity.asu.edu


Biomimicry Center at ASU

Biomimicry Center at ASU

This center brings together biologists, designers, engineers, business professionals, communicators, material scientists, chemists and others to address sustainability challenges using strategies inspired by nature. This center’s education and research programs create solutions by emulating biological forms and strategies.

biomimicry.asu.edu


Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education

Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education

The Center was launched by the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College at ASU. Designed to take the highest standards in teaching to a global audience, the center’s programs focus on educators, teacher educators and education leaders, with emphasis on best practices that help students reach their full potential across diverse cultures.

global.asu.edu/global-education


Center for Negative Carbon Emissions

Center for Negative Carbon Emissions

The Center for Negative Carbon Emissions (CNCE) is advancing carbon management technologies that can capture carbon dioxide directly from ambient air in an outdoor operating environment. Our aim is to demonstrate systems that over time increase in scope, complexity, reliability and efficiency while lowering the cost of carbon dioxide capture from air.

engineering.asu.edu/cnce


Center for World Health

Center for World Health

This center, established in early 2009, is a transdisciplinary enterprise that develops collaborations and implements culturally responsive health promotion and disease prevention interventions across the life continuum for the purpose of improving physical and mental health outcomes across the globe.

nursingandhealth.asu.edu


Decision Theater Network

Decision Theater Network

The Decision Theater Network actively engages researchers and leaders to visualize solutions to complex problems. By providing expertise in collaborative, computing and display technologies for data visualization, modeling and simulation, this network addresses cross-disciplinary local, national and international issues.

dt.asu.edu


Dynamics of Multi-Scalar Adaptation

Dynamics of Multi-Scalar Adaptation

MEGADAPT is both an international, transdisciplinary research initiative, designed to capture and simulate the social and biophysical dynamics that create flood risk and water scarcity in Mexico City, and a decision tool, enabling diverse actors in the city to explore the consequences of different approaches to risk management for the city and its residents.

lancis.ecologia.unam.mx


Education Innovation

Education Innovation

ASU’s educational initiatives, combined with innovative leadership degree programs and international travel experiences, provide students the opportunity to inspire, catalyze and sustain student-driven social change. Through programs that take students to global places, and initiatives that bring international students to ASU.

global.asu.edu/education-innovation


Energy Policy Innovation Council

Energy Policy Innovation Council

Through policy briefs, informative videos and custom reports and presentations to policymakers at the municipal, county and state levels, this group informs and educates policymakers on current, complex issues in energy policy that impact Arizona and beyond.

energypolicy.asu.edu


Entrepreneurship + Innovation

Entrepreneurship + Innovation

Entrepreneurship is more than just a class or a program; it is a mindset that is woven into the fabric of ASU. Entrepreneurship + Innovation can help propel your entrepreneurial aspirations. We provide a wide variety of opportunities to explore and advance your ideas. We also serve as a connecting and collaborating resource for entrepreneurs at all stages.

entrepreneurship.asu.edu


Foresight Initiative

Foresight Initiative

How might the effects of climate change on resources such as water, food and energy contribute to political unrest and instability? The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency awarded ASU $20 million in 2014 to launch the Foresight Initiative, a five-year partnership designed to anticipate and mitigate the national security risks associated with climate change.

global.asu.edu/foresight-initiative


Global Security Initiative

Global Security Initiative

The vision of the the Global Security Initiative is a security and intelligence landscape transformed through interdisciplinary research and discovery, in which defense, development and diplomacy operate collaboratively to drive positive outcomes for complex global challenges.

globalsecurity.asu.edu


Hearing for Humanity

Hearing for Humanity

Hearing for Humanity is a humanitarian clinical audiology program. Created by Ingrid McBride, a clinical associate professor, Hearing for Humanity’s four faculty members and 36 Doctor of Audiology students have worked to test children and adults, take ear impressions, fit hearing aids and train audiology professionals. More than 2,700 individuals have been assisted since the program was founded in 2010.

global.asu.edu/hearing-humanity


Institute for Humanities Research

Institute for Humanities Research

Since 2007, the IHR has been supporting scholars working across disciplinary lines to articulate the role of the humanities in environmental issues. Humanists focus on ideas, values, language, culture and history to understand humans’ beliefs about their relationship to nature and inform human policy and development toward a responsible, sustainable future.

ihr.asu.edu


Kyl Center for Water Policy

Kyl Center for Water Policy

A unit of the Morrison Institute for Public Policy led by Sarah Porter, the Kyl Center promotes research, analysis, collaboration and open dialogue to identify opportunities for consensus to ensure sound water stewardship for Arizona and the Western region for generations to come.

morrisoninstitute.asu.edu


McCain Institute for International Leadership

McCain Institute for International Leadership

Though based in Washington, D.C., the McCain Institute is part of ASU. Focused on having an impact on the nation’s and world’s most critical issues and discussions, the institute offers policy research, events, internships and other activities committed to supporting American global leadership, humanitarian action, national security, and upholding democratic and human rights.

mccaininstitute.org


National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations

National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations

This center’s research seeks to quantify complex climate-energy system interactions throughout all phases of a product or technology’s life cycle and to develop cost-effective solutions to reduce any negative impacts to industries around the globe.

ncesmart.asu.edu


Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies

Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies

By accelerating commercialization of solar energy technologies through industry partnerships and expanding opportunities for education in energy engineering, QESST works to address one of society’s greatest challenges: sustainably transforming electricity generation to meet the growing demand for energy.

qesst.asu.edu


Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology

Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology

Researchers combine engineering with microbiology and chemistry to understand how microbial ecosystems work and can be optimized to generate new sources of clean, renewable energy and improve public health and sustainability.

environmentalbiotechnology.org


Thunderbird for Good

Thunderbird for Good

Thunderbird for Good is designed to elevate business education and management skills and to empower nontraditional students, particularly women, in developing countries. More than 30,000 people been involved in Thunderbird for Good, impacting women business owners from Asia and the South Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and advancing women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Peru, and American Indian women in the U.S.

thunderbird.asu.edu/global-impact


USAID Projects

USAID Projects

Arizona State University’s world-class researchers and scholars partner with international development funding agencies and implementers working in developing countries worldwide. ASU is leading and partnering in USAID-funded projects in multiple countries and areas, from rule of law to solar engineering, education, teacher training and human rights.

global.asu.edu/usaid


Vocational Technical Training for Renewable Energy Technologies

Vocational Technical Training for Renewable Energy Technologies

The VOCTEC program, under the leadership of ASU, is a global program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). VOCTEC aims to improve the sustainability of renewable energy infrastructure and investments in developing countries by increasing awareness, knowledge and capacity of local stakeholders, primarily in decentralized clean energy technologies.

atic.asu.edu