Country: United States of America (USA)
The University of Maryland is one of the world’s premier research institutions. With its strategic location and scores of partnerships with government and businesses, UMD conducts groundbreaking research on some of the biggest challenges facing our global community, including cybersecurity and terrorism, bioengineering, public health equity, food safety and climate change. It strives to discover new knowledge and put it to work through innovation and entrepreneurship, advancing economic development and transforming lives. In this project, UMD will participate through the CGS (Center for Global Sustainability), which utilises a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to deliver research, education, and engagement for policy impact.Through analysis for ambition and collaborative action, CGS is helping drive the global engine of ambition critical to meet goals related to climate, development, and sustainability. This is done by integrating field-leading research, applied assessment, and policy analysis; and implementing it through partnerships and engagement at all scales.
CGS was created in response to the global need for integrated analytics and engagement to support higher ambition in achieving climate, development, and sustainability goals. In doing this, CGS fills a critical gap to link robust technical capacity closely to decision-making at all levels. CGS is committed to fostering a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive world both within our community and through collaborative research and action on local and global scales. CGS has a growing portfolio of projects integrating analysis for ambition and collaborative action. As we look to expand our activities to serve this global mission, our vision for impact includes specific, new partnerships and programs in the following areas:Fuse subnational with national action to raise global ambition, Support ambitious climate mitigation strategy analysis linked to decision-making, Scale-up climate finance based on bottom-up actions and collaborative engagement Integrate climate resilience in local communities, Advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in sustainability, climate, and energy, and Catalyse universities’ thought leadership, educational and convening power.