Our Mission

The MnDRIVE Environment program supports research and partnerships that develop sustainable solutions to environmental grand challenges, thereby enhancing quality of life and economic vitality in Minnesota and beyond.MnDRIVE Environment values proactive and long-lasting solutions that are environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. We focus our efforts around three critical areas of research. 

      • Reducing climate change and its impacts by increasing carbon sequestration
      • Enhancing nature’s benefits to people by conserving or restoring biodiversity
      • Cleaning  the air, soil, and/or water by preventing and reducing environmental contaminants

Our initiative is part of a University-wide partnership between the University of Minnesota (UMN) and the State of Minnesota that aligns areas of research strength with the State’s key and emerging industries to address grand challenges. MnDRIVEMinnesota’s Discovery, Research, and InnoVation Economy – supports research in five strategic areas: Brain Conditions, Cancer Clinical Trials, Environment, Global Food, and Robotics.

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