Three La Follette graduate students developed a database to help anticipate how long it may take for new climate technologies to scale up to levels necessary to limit climate change.
During the spring semester, Professor Greg Nemet will serve as interim director of the La Follette School while Susan Webb Yackee is on sabbatical.
The rate of development for carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies that could be critical tools to combat climate change is in line with similar technologies over the last century but outpaced by policy targets and industry projections.
La Follette School students researched policy solutions to would reduce the urban heat island effect in the City of La Crosse.
La Follette School faculty members Mark Copelovitch, Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Tana Johnson, Tim Smeeding, and Manny Teodoro received awards this spring.
Students concluded their graduate education this spring by completing projects addressing real-world challenges on behalf of clients from the public, non-governmental, and private sectors.
A first-of-its-kind project conducted by La Follette students helped inform an Outrider Foundation investigation that looked at radioactive materials littering the Arctic seas.
Professor Gregory Nemet helped lead a landmark report on the current state of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) in ongoing efforts to limit global warming.
Assisting faculty members with research helped undergraduate certificate students Maria Manansala and Rachel Fedorchak build skills for their future careers.
Nemet’s extraordinary work on technological responses to climate change has already had a major impact on the field of climate policy.