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Climate Adaptation

Jan. 30, 2017 | Climate Adaptation and Building Resilience

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Marcia McNutt, President, National Academy of Sciences

Chris Field, Perry L. McCarty Director and Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy

Katharine Mach, Senior Research Scientist, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Visiting Investigator, Carnegie Institution for Science

Noah Diffenbaugh, Professor in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Carter Roberts, President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund of the United States


Solar Panels

Jan. 10, 2017 | Clean Energy R&D for a Low-Carbon Future

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Sally Benson, Co-Director, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy; Director, Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP); Professor, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences at Stanford University

John Dabiri, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University

Michael McGehee, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University; Senior Fellow, by courtesy, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy

Varun Sivaram, Douglas Dillon Fellow and Acting Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations    



Oct. 5, 2016 | Food Energy & Water Security: Implications for U.S. National Security

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Admiral Gary Roughead, U.S. Navy (Retired), Robert and Marion Oster Distinguished Military Fellow, Hoover Institution

David Welna, National Security Correspondent, National Public Radio

Arun Majumdar, Precourt Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Co-Director of the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy

Rosamond Naylor, William Wrigley Professor of Earth Science and Director of the Stanford Center on Food Security and the Environment

Barton “Buzz” Thompson, Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law and Former Perry L. McCarty Director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

About Us

The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment works to produce breakthrough environmental solutions that protect and nurture our planet so it can meet the vital needs of people today and of generations to come. Drawing on the ingenuity, passion and pioneering spirit of Stanford University, Woods pursues this mission through research by Stanford’s exceptional faculty and students, convening global experts, developing environmental leaders and linking knowledge to action. As the university’s hub of interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability research, Woods is the go-to place for Stanford faculty, researchers and students representing all seven schools to collaborate in pursuit of innovative solutions. 

The Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy draws on experts and resources across the university to help accelerate the transition to an affordable, low-carbon energy system for the world. Since its founding in 2009, the institute has become the go-to place for scholars, business leaders, policymakers and others seeking solutions to the world’s most difficult energy challenges. The institute carries out its mission by funding early-stage energy research, developing new technologies and policies, educating leaders, and nurturing a vibrant energy ecosystem here and abroad. Learn more: