Sustainable Solutions Lab

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Sustainable Solutions Lab


  • Three cheers for Professor David Levy, who was selected for the Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Scholarship for his stellar research on climate change and sustainability.

                              Christiana Figueres lectures at Sustainable Solutions Lab





U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres kicked off our Climate at a Crossroads lecture series. More than any single person, Figueres shepherded the COP 21 agreements in Paris to their historic conclusion.


The Sustainable Solutions Lab (SSL) at UMass Boston is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary institute designed to address the complex impacts of climate change on human and natural systems.  

Created through the joint support of the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Management, the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, and the School for the Environment, the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston focuses on:

  • engaging multiple stakeholders
  • connecting faculty
  • conducting applied research
  • confronting problems in Boston, the commonwealth, and the wider coastal region

In keeping with the drive to achieve the United Nation's new sustainable development goals, the SSL also intends to connect its learning and experience across the United States and the world. 

Video: UN climate chief discusses the intersection of climate and development policy

Watch the SSL Climate at a Crossroads guest lecture Read More 

Meet our Leadership Team and Coordinating Council

SSL is governed by deans and center heads from four UMass Boston schools. Read More 

New publication on the flood of environmental, social, and governance information

Bob Masse asks: will data science finally allow our capital markets to grow up? Read More