Centers and Institutes: Environmental Institutions and Governance
Colorado State University is a leader in environmental governance research.
The Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Enterprise (CASE) stands at the intersections of the academy and industry, science and the marketplace, past and future. Applied, as opposed to theoretical, CASE delivers actionable knowledge at an operational level through a variety of programs.
Director: Carl Hammerdorfer
The Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis (CDRA) at Colorado State University is dedicated to reducing the harm and losses caused by natural, technological, and human-caused disasters. Central to achieving this goal is learning how social inequality impacts the ability of marginalized groups to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disaster.
This center is currently in a reorganizational status. Until the center is operational again, feel free to email Sam Zahran for further information.
Co-Director: Sammy Zahran - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sound management, provided by trained professionals, and citizen support will ensure the maintenance of these important areas which anchor the success of nature conservation into the 21st century. The Center for Protected Area Management & Training was formed to assist protected area professionals in strengthening the management of the world's protected areas and adjacent lands.
Co-Director: Jim Barborak
Co-Director: Ryan Finchum
The Center for the New Energy Economy, established in 2011, is a national policy center focused on building the new energy economy. Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter serves as director for the Center, as well as and Senior Scholar within CSU's School of Global Environmental Sustainability. The Center for the New Energy Economy, including salaries, is completely funded by private support, initially from the San Francisco-based Energy Foundation and the Fort Collins-based Bohemian Foundation.
Director: Bill Ritter, Jr.
The Changing Climates Initiative is a campuswide project launched in 2007 and supported by faculty and researchers from every CSU college, whose interests and research unite around climate change. This effort helps faculty infuse information and research on climate content into their courses in all majors and disciplines. It also provides seminars to train faculty and staff on climate change topics.
Educating for Sustainability, Peace, and Reconciliation: Managing the Conflicts of Human Needs and Place with Finite Resources
As a Research Working Group for the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, this group will write and field test a number of case studies for use in classes across campus and with the general public about the threat of conflict and violence around natural resources issues and what constructive alternatives exist that support improved communication, deeper learning, critical and creative analyses, and cooperative possibilities.
Directors: Morgan DeFoort, Bryan Willson, and Kenneth Reardon
The Environmental Governance Working Group is a multi-disciplinary community of scholars seeking to advance research on issues of environmental governance and sustainability.
The Institute for the Study of Energy and Our Future, formed in fall 2008, is an organization that facilitates research on, and coordinates education about, energy issues and their impact on society and policy. ISEOF was founded as part of the Clean Energy Supercluster and includes members of the departments of Political Science, Economics, and Sociology. ISEOF sponsors workshops, outreach projects, and other public events.
Director: Kyle Saunders
The purpose of the Scenario Planning Institute is to create new knowledge about scenario planning and advance scenario-planning practices through research, focused projects and capacity building. Scenario planning is a discipline for developing multiple imagined futures in which decisions about the future can be played out, for the purposes of changing thinking, improving decision-making, fostering human and organization learning and improving performance.