Graham Sustainability Institute

Barry Rabe

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Arthur F Thurnau Prof and J Ira & Nicki Harris Family Prof
  • Public Policy (Ford)
  • Literature, Science, & Arts
    • Political Science
  • Environment and Sustainability

Barry Rabe is Professor of Public Policy in the Ford School and a Professor of Environmental Policy in the School of Natural Resources and Environment. His research examines intergovernmental relations in a number of areas of environmental and energy policy both in the United States and Canada. His key focal areas are climate change policy formation in multi-level governance systems (United States, Canada, European Union); environmental regulatory federalism in Canada and the United States; renewable energy and renewable portfolio standard implementation.

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

My work contributes directly toward solving the United Nations SDGs listed below. Learn more.

Clean Water and SanitationDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureSustainable Cities and CommunitiesResponsible Consumption and ProductionClimate ActionLife Below WaterLife on LandPeace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsPartnerships for the Goals

Current sustainability courses taught


The affiliations listed below show engagement with the Graham Sustainability Institute.

  • Education Programs
    • Dow Programs
      • Distinguished Awards
        • Seed Grantee
      • Distinguished Faculty Fellow
      • Postdoctoral Advisor
    • Reviewer
  • General
    • Event Participant
      • Presenter
    • Executive Committee Member
    • Small Grant Recipient
  • Planet Blue
    • Presidential Committees
  • Water Center
    • Event Participant