Climate Mitigation

  • Environmental Equity and Justice, Water, Oceans, Fisheries

    Marine-Based Carbon Dioxide Removal: The Promise and Peril

    On Thursday, February 8th, the Institute of Responsible Carbon Removal convened a brown-bag presentation and discussion featuring Dr. Sara Nawaz, the Director of Research at American University’s Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy. Dr. Nawaz delivered a presentation entitled “Marine-Based Carbon Dioxide Removal: Promise and Peril,” which was moderated by Dr. Simon Nicholson. The […]
  • Climate and Sustainability, Environmental Equity and Justice, Food, Agriculture, Land

    COP28 DC Climate Hub

    On Thursday, December 7th, CECE, The School of International Service, and We Don’t Have Time cohosted the COP28 DC Climate Hub. Policymakers, climate activists, journalists, and academic experts came together to discuss what is needed to ensure a just and equitable climate transition. This multi-panel event included: Ambassadors Up-Close: COP28 Reflections, The Power of Storytelling, […]
  • Climate and Sustainability

    COP28 Around American University

    As all eyes turn towards Dubai for the 28th Conference of the Parties to discuss climate change on a global scale, we are taking this opportunity to look inward to the work happening across American University’s campus related to climate policymaking and COP28.    CECE will also be co-hosting a live event with We Don’t Have […]
  • Climate and Sustainability

    Article: Interactive Stratospheric Aerosol Microphysics-Chemistry Simulations of the 1991 Pinatubo [...]

    Dr. Valentina Aquila is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Science at AU. As an atmospheric scientist, she studies aerosols, the suspension of fine solid particles or liquid droplets in air, in the atmosphere. She primarily focuses on how stratospheric aerosols from volcanic eruptions, forest fires, and anthropogenic sources can alter Earth’s climate […]
  • Climate and Sustainability

    Article: Volcanic Drivers of Stratospheric Sulfur in GFDL ESM4

    Dr. Valentina Aquila is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Science at AU. As an atmospheric scientist, she studies aerosols, the suspension of fine solid particles or liquid droplets in air, in the atmosphere. She primarily focuses on how stratospheric aerosols from volcanic eruptions, forest fires, and anthropogenic sources can alter Earth’s climate system.  She co-authored a […]
  • Climate and Sustainability

    Article: A SmallSat Concept to Resolve Diurnal and Vertical Variations of Aerosols, Clouds, and [...]

    Dr. Valentina Aquila is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Science at AU. As an atmospheric scientist, she studies aerosols, the suspension of fine solid particles or liquid droplets in air, in the atmosphere. She primarily focuses on how stratospheric aerosols from volcanic eruptions, forest fires, and anthropogenic sources can alter Earth’s climate […]