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