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) 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, and community exposure to toxins, and more.