Steelman Appointed to Lead Duke Climate Commitment

As vice president and vice provost for climate and sustainability, Toddi Steelman will be the chief administrative and academic officer in charge of advancing the Duke Climate Commitment and will lead the newly created Office of Climate and Sustainability.

The Duke Climate Commitment is a university-wide, impact-oriented initiative to address the climate crisis by creating sustainable and equitable solutions that place society on the path toward a resilient, flourishing, carbon-neutral world. Through education, research, external engagement and campus operations, the Duke Climate Commitment seeks to imagine, design and implement a sustainable future for all.

Build Your Climate and Sustainability Fluency by Registering for a Fall 2023 Climate and Sustainability Course

Fall 2023 course registration opens on April 5; now is a great time to think about how climate and sustainability connect with your interests as a Duke student. Whether you’re an artist, economist, scientist or sociologist, there’s something for every Duke student on this list. (Please note, Fall 2023 course lists for the Duke Law School and the Fuqua School of Business have not yet been released, so no courses from these schools are included on this list at this time.)

Subscribe to the Duke Climate Commitment Biweekly Newsletter

The commitment builds on Duke’s longstanding leadership in climate, energy and sustainability to educate a new generation of climate-fluent innovators and create equitable solutions for all. Current Duke-affiliated students, staff- and faculty can subscribe to the official Duke Climate Commitment biweekly newsletter.

Call for Applications: Climate and Sustainability Summer Institute

This course is designed for motivated, early-to mid-career professionals who are interested in building their knowledge in climate and sustainability. Through interaction with trusted faculty, researchers, and leaders in climate science and policy solutions, participants will develop a robust professional toolkit and build a deeper understanding of climate and sustainability issues across industries and issue areas. The program will also offer participants a valuable cohort experience through peer-to-peer learning and a long-term professional network with opportunities to collaborate and convene post-program completion. Individuals interested in attending the Climate and Sustainability Summer Institute must submit an application by June 1.

What We're Doing

Through the years we’ve woven climate and sustainability through most aspects of Duke to address the climate crisis in novel ways and create sustainable and equitable solutions, seeking knowledge in education, research, sustainable operations, external engagement and community partnerships.

A Timeline of Climate at Duke

Get Involved

Engaging the entire Duke community is a critically important facet of our commitment to address the climate crisis. Find out how you can get involved.