Environment Venture Forward

Venture Forward: Environment

To a day when the world’s most innovative thinkers harness the urgency of the climate crisis to achieve a carbon-neutral economy.

Environment Venture Forward

Meeting the Challenges

Our planet faces multiple environmental crises that threaten to do incalculable damage to the natural world and human well-being. Departments across the University are working to develop actionable solutions, engaging all faculty, staff and students in creating a sustainable future.

“The last half century of research at Princeton on the environment can be thought of as one big gulp of excitement, leadership and innovation.”

— Robert H. Socolow, professor emeritus, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Advances for the Environment

Research and teaching at Princeton focus on the scientific, technical, policy and human dimensions of environmental issues striving to create a better tomorrow.

Nassau Hall geo exchange

Going deep: Princeton lays the foundation for a ‘net-zero’ campus

Net Zero report

Net-Zero America: How state policymakers can use data from Princeton’s pioneering study to meet climate goals

Princeton professor with elephant

Princeton scientists identify genes behind tusklessness in African elephants facing poaching pressure

UN Climate Summit illo

As U.N. climate summit nears, Princeton experts identify priorities going in and global actions going forward

Syukuro Manabe wins Nobel Prize

Princeton’s Syukuro Manabe receives Nobel Prize in physics

April Forward Fest participants

Environmental leaders discuss challenges and solutions at April Forward Fest


A Half-Century at the Forefront

Princeton University’s research across the spectrum of environmental issues is making pivotal contributions to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems. Our impact is built on a legacy of personal commitment, intellectual leadership, perseverance and innovation.