Building public health resilience to climate and environmental change

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Understand the environmental transport and transformation of chemicals and infectious agents.
Protect vulnerable populations from toxic exposures.
Mitigate the impacts of climate change on air, water and health.
Engineer a healthy, sustainable and resilient future.


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Well-researched investment in renewable energy can improve global equity

In many low- and lower middle-income countries, great natural wealth contrasts with a desire for economic development.
Noah Kittner, PhD, is an assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering, where he examines the relationship between energy systems, low-carbon development and human health. In two recent publications, he explores the ideal balance of wind, solar and hydropower in Myanmar and discusses financial compensation for solar energy generation in the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

For information about returning to campus this fall, please visit the UNC Gillings Return to Campus Roadmap page.

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