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Emboldened by the global imperative to accelerate a decarbonized future, the Paula M. Trienens Institute for Sustainability and Energy’s strategy builds Northwestern’s capacity for sustainability and energy research, education, and engagement with goals designed for speed, scale, and impact.

The circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic underscore just how critical continuous investment in discovery and education is to our ability to adapt and mitigate worldwide risk, inspiring us to redouble investment in basic science discovery and to envision future climate change solutions beyond the constraints of current knowledge.

Our histories have shown that well-resourced scientific collaboration aligned in urgent purpose can drive transformative technological, political, and socioeconomic change. We now have the responsibility and opportunity to safeguard life on Earth for future generations.