Planetary & Environmental Health

Climate change, air pollution, water insecurity, desertification, and other environmental factors threaten the health of the planet and human survival.

To address these pressing problems, the Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS) is pursuing research that evaluates spatial analysis of land-use changes, vulnerabilities in the built environment, forest management, the water-energy nexus, climate models, disparities in access to healthcare, community exposure to toxins, and more.

The following research is authored by IGS executive leadership, faculty associate directors, and core faculty.