The Center for Integrative Environmental Research (CIER) at the University of Maryland addresses complex environmental challenges through research that explores the dynamic interactions among environmental, economic and social forces and stimulates active dialogue with stakeholders, researchers and decision makers.

News and Events

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New Maryland Cost of Inaction Study
March 2012

CIER Researchers have updated their original 2008 report in the new Maryland Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the MD Department of the Environment.

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Olsthoorn Contributing Author
December 2011
Mark Olsthoorn of CIER contributed Chapter 2 for the book Transaltalantic Energy Futures published by SAIS, Johns Hopkins University.

CIER FOCUS Newsletter
Issue No. 3, November 2011

Meeting MD's GHG Reduction Goals
November 2, 2011
News Release for two reports
College Park, MD

Impacts of Climate Change Upon Urban Areas, Chpt 4 in UN Global Report on Human Settlements

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Researchers and students at CIER, working at local, regional, national and global scales, are developing strategies and tools to guide policy and investment decisions,particularly to help mitigate climate impacts, adapt to climate change and support sustainability. Some recent and ongoing projects include:

Expert Areas

Multidisciplinary research teams integrate insights from the natural and social sciences to address current and future challenges in the following four key areas:

  • Urban environmental change

  • Material flows

  • Energy systems

  • Socioeconomic growth and development

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