Jonathan Patz in auditorium with giant curved screen

Patz Presents on Planetary Health

"Treatment for Today's Climate Emergency Can Save Way More Lives Than We Ever Imagined"

cows in Brazil

Cattle Laundering in Brazilian Amazon

Gibbs Lab finds that hard-to-monitor cattle trade sparks increased burning of forest.

Health Costs of Climate Change map

Health Costs of Climate Change

U.S. climate-related events in 2012 cause over $10 billion in health-related costs.

Nemet Book Cover photo - sunset and solar panels

How Solar Energy Became Cheap

Greg Nemet's new book tells the story of solar: the long road to economic viability and the lessons learned that could speed the progress of other low-carbon technology.

Latest News

June 22, 2020
"Wildlife Trade Spreads Coronaviruses as Animals Get to Market"
A study by SAGE alum, Dr. Sarah Olsen, was highlighted in the New York Times. Sarah was Dr. Jonathan Patz's first PhD student at SAGE.
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June 11, 2020
Of Chainsaws and Supply Chains: How big beef and soya firms can stop deforestation
Holly Gibbs was quoted in Economist article considering the needed incentives to help big soy and meatpacking companies avoid buying from properties with deforestation under Bolsonaro's government.
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Latest Publications

2020 · Philosophical Transactions B
Mapping co-benefits for carbon storage and biodiversity to inform conservation policy and action
AUTHOR(S): Soto-Navarro, C., C. Ravilious, A. Arnell, X. de Lamo, M. Harfoot , S. L. L. Hill, O. R. Wearn, M. Santoro, A. Bouvet, S. Mermoz, T. Le Toan, J. Xia, S. Liu, W. Yuan, S. A. Spawn, H. K. Gibbs, S. Ferrier, T. Harwood, R. Alkemade, A. M. Schipper, G. Schmidt-Traub, B. Strassburg, L. Miles, N. D. Burgess and V. Kapos

2020 · Nature Climate Change
Protecting Irrecoverable Carbon in Earth’s Ecosystems
AUTHOR(S): Goldstein, A., W. R. Turner, S.A. Spawn, K.J. Anderson-Teixeira, S. Cook-Patton, J. Fargione, H.K. Gibbs, B. Griscom, J.H. Hewson, J.F. Howard, J.C. Ledezma, S. Page, L.P. Koh, J. Rockström, J. Sanderman, D. Hole

2020 · JAMA
A Low-Carbon Future Could Improve Global Health and Achieve Economic Benefits
AUTHOR(S): Patz, J.A., V.J. Stull, and V.S. Limaye