The Bard Center for Environmental Policy was created to promote education, research, and public service on critical issues relating to the natural and built environments. Its primary goal is to improve environmental policies by facilitating the use of the best available scientific knowledge in the policy-making process. In line with this mission, Bard CEP holds public events to raise awareness on environmental issues and engage the public in these important discussions.
Offered as a two-week intensive immersion course, January Term (J-term) focuses on faculty expertise and regional environmental challenges. These two-credit electives allow students to delve into topics not covered in the core curriculum.
The National Climate Seminar is a biweekly seminar held via conference call, available nation-wide, that engages national and international climate scientists, political leaders, and decision makers in conversations about climate change issues.