The Center for Environmental Policy


The Center for Environmental Policy emphasizes scientific, technologic, economic, legal, political, and social dimensions of environmental policy and management.

Established in 1991 by Dr. Howard T. Odum at the University of Florida, the Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) is a leading institution for interdisciplinary graduate education, research, and advocacy in energy and environmental policy. The Center’s mission is an outgrowth of nearly 30 years of work in developing methods of planning, designing, and quantitatively measuring sustainable patterns of human and ecological systems.

The Center is a focal point on the University of Florida campus for faculty interested in local, regional, national, and global aspects of environmental policy. Faculty from a variety of disciplines including economics, sociology, geography, political science, law, philosophy, engineering, and urban planning are affiliated with the Center. In addition the Center annually hosts several international faculty as visiting scholars, which adds a most important global perspective to our research, education and service components.

Mission

At the heart of CEP’s mission is a commitment to providing a substantive and quantitative framework for shaping environmental policy and management. CEP is dedicated to conducting research, teaching, and service that addresses the interface of energy, ecology, and economics and to establishing sustainable environmental policies and management frameworks. Through its communications and outreach program, the CEP provides a forum for exchange of information and increased understanding of the major environmental issues of our time.

Contact Information

Mark T. Brown
Professor
University of Florida
Environmental Engineering Sciences
Phelps Lab
PO Box 116350
Gainesville, FL  32611-6350

(352) 392-2309
mtb@ufl.edu

 

Sharlynn Sweeney
Program Manager
University of Florida
Environmental Engineering Sciences
Phelps Lab
Gainesville, FL  32611-6350

(352) 392-2425
sharlynn@ufl.edu