Peter Raven at Vatican Climate Summit

Peter Raven at Vatican Climate Summit
​​Peter H. Raven, who leads the Washington University Climate Change Initiative (WUCCI), was among dozens of scientists and religious leaders who met at the Vatican on Tuesday, April 28 to discuss the moral implications of global warming. Raven is a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, which hosted the environmental summit. He was quoted in articles by Nature and The Associated Press

2015 I-CARES Awardees

​​The International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES) has announced the award winners for its 2015 Call for Proposals. I-CARES supports a network of researchers who focus on renewable energy, the environment and sustainability, extending beyond Washington University's seven schools, nationally and internationally. To see the full list of winning projects and faculty members involved, visit here. ​​​​​​​


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Message from the Chancellor and Director


I-CARES nurtures interdisciplinary work and collaborative efforts that accelerate the pace of progress in the discovery and application of knowledge addressing the great energy, environmental and sustainability challenges facing our planet.
Mark S. Wrighton, Chancellor
Washington University in St. Louis



I think of the 'C' in I-CARES as 'catalyst.' If we can bring someone from law, business or architecture to the same table as people from medicine, engineering, the Brown School and Arts & Sciences, then we have the forum to come up with novel ways of making energy and making the environment renewable and sustainable.
Himadri B. Pakrasi
Director, I-CARES