Participatory Research

The Participatory Research programs of the Human Impacts Institute connect individual researchers, policy makers, academic institutions and college students with environmental partners in our global community.  We facilitate the pro bono provision of environmental research services to in-need community groups and organizations.

Research partners include Columbia University (NYC), the New School (NYC), and Webster University (Netherlands). Environmental partners include those in the U.S., Brazil, Haiti, South Africa, Netherlands, Germany, France, Philippines, India, Kenya, Colombia, Panama, Mexico, and beyond.

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  • Webster Global Research Center

    Webster Global Research Center

    The Human Impacts Institute partners with Webster University(NL). The Human Impacts Institute provides sustainability expertise to the Webster Global Research Center and works with Regents College (UK), Universidad Paulista (BR), Pax Ludens (NL), and the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies in investigating development, human rights, and environment.

  • Human Impacts Institute Internships

    Human Impacts Institute Internships

    The Human Impacts Institute Internships program provides an active learning environment for college students and mid-career professionals. Interns work with staff todevelop research-based programs around pressing environmental issues.

    See current Internship opportuities.

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    Highlight on Select Research Topics

  • Research service agreements are developed upon acceptance into the program and on a case-by-case basis, with topics including, but not limited to:

    Environmental Pathways to Sustainable Livelihoods
    Environment and Business
    Gender and the Environment
    Sustainable Development
    Natural Resources Management
    Environmental Economics
    Climate Change and Air Pollution
    Renewable Energy
    Water and Sanitation
    Community Organizing and Activism
    Environmental Risk, Adaptation and Mitigation
    Conflict and the Environment
    Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues
    Participatory Environmental Policy Development
    Environmental Health and Safety
    Conscious Consumerism
    Environmental Stewardship
    Environmental Education