What are the goals of the Irving Institute?
Human activity has unequivocally caused warming of our planet and drastic action must be taken to avoid the most catastrophic outcomes. The Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society was created to leverage Dartmouth's strengths in interdisciplinary teaching and learning, engineering, business, and sustainability by providing solutions to the critical energy and climate problems faced by communities and regions across the globe. The Irving Institute works with multiple departments and centers across Dartmouth to promote research and education related to energy and climate. Research supported by the Irving Institute focuses on areas such as energy system transitions, renewable energy, sustainable technologies, climate change mitigation, environmental policy, the intersection of energy and society, health, energy and climate justice, and climate adaptation.