Engagement and Collaboration

Engaging Community Stakeholders and Building Strategic Partnerships

Transitioning global energy systems to avoid the worst impacts of climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time. And though Dartmouth has a significant role to play in this work, the problem is bigger than one college can take on alone. Sustained collaboration and focus, across disciplines, industries, governments, and societies will be necessary to meet this challenge. 

The Irving Institute seeks to foster productive and respectful engagement, collaboration, and dialogue across different perspectives and areas of expertise at Dartmouth and among our wider networks. As we work to connect different parts of our on-campus community and build and sustain a global network, the Institute aims to support, generate, and amplify the real-world impact of Dartmouth's climate, energy and society research, teaching, and learning to help solve today's most urgent challenges. The difficult but crucial activity of bringing disparate — and at times conflicting — perspectives on climate and energy together to make progress toward high-impact, durable solutions.