The Institute and Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) understands the urgency of environmental challenges. An education and research hub, IBES harnesses academic excellence from many disciplines, from climatology and ecology to sociology and international relations.
At this dynamic cross-campus center, students and faculty conduct groundbreaking research and build creative solutions to complex 21st-century problems. Our work combines an understanding of the natural world and of human societies because environmental stewardship, human rights, and economic well-being are inextricably linked. Through our unique interdisciplinary approach, IBES fosters actionable research outcomes and the change agents of tomorrow.
While IBES has research strengths on a wide variety of topics, three of the most prominent revolve around the unique challenges posed by climate change.