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Mission & Vision


The Paula M. Trienens Institute for Sustainability and Energy advances global energy and sustainability solutions through transformational research, interdisciplinary education, and public engagement.


Amplify the University's capacity for discovery, speed, and scale in Carbon and Climate Science (mitigation) and Resilient Communities (adaptation). Focus on opportunities that will drive tangible results in climate and resilience will strengthen the foundation of our other mission-related work.

Community and Global Impact