Programs and Projects
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies encourages and fosters research and scholarship aimed at advancing policies and practices for a just and sustainable environment. By applying practical knowledge to the implementation of environmental policy, Pace Academy will engage in the most pressing issues of our time.
Pace Academy's currently proposed areas of research foci include:
- Fisheries are crashing throughout the world, and one billion people live without access to a sanitary water supply.
- Between 34 and 76 million people, mostly children, will die between now and 2020 from preventable water-related diseases, according to the Pacific Institute.
- International corporations are mapping the globe in search of water supplies that will allow them to expand.
- Nationally, the Clean Water Act, the closest the United States has come to a federal water policy, has failed to meet its fundamental objectives, including:
- elimination of the discharge of pollutants by 1985
- universally fishable and swimmable waters by 1983
- creation of watershed management programs, and
- major research and development initiatives to innovate new technologies that eliminate pollution.