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In the Media

August 2019
Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher and Postdoctoral Scholar Fang Zhang discuss how China is positioned to lead on climate change as the US rolls back its policies.
August 2019
Professor Sulmaan Khan and Regina Asmutis-Silvia discuss the importance of whales and what policies must be implemented to protect them in the fight against climate change in this Foreign Policy opinion piece.
August 2019
Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher's book, Titans of the Climate, was reviewed in Foreign Affairs by Richard E. Cooper.
August 2019
Professor Emeritus and CIERP founder, Bill Moomaw is mentioned significantly in environmentalist Bill McKinnen's piece in the New Yorker about the effects that burning trees has on combating climate change.
August 2019
Prof. Kelly Sims Gallagher tells Forbes about the costs of policy inaction on climate and the recent research conducted by the Climate Policy Lab, which shows the costs of the U.S. government's unstable policies.
July 2019
CIERP Affiliate Faculty Andrew Light interviewed Rod Schoonover at the World Resources Institute on July 30, 2019 on climate, science, and national security. Up until resigning on July 12, Dr. Rod Schoonover was arguably the top remaining U.S. government official working on climate change and national security. He served for over a decade as a Senior Analyst in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research and was Director of Environment and Natural Resources at the National Intelligence Council. This is his first public appearance since resigning over the White House suppression of his written testimony before the House Select Committee on Intelligence on climate change and national security.
June 2, 2014
Research Fellow Rishi Bhandary, commenting for the Sydney Morning Herald on the EPA's limitation of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
May 16, 2014
Kelly Sims Gallagher's researcher exchange proposal to progress clean energy technology collaboration between USA & China quoted in China Daily.
April, 2014
Kartik Singh - PhD Candidate - discusses climate change on interactive news conversation portal IndiaPostLive.
April 10, 2014
Kelly Sims Gallagher is cited by Wonkblog: Clean coal might work in China, but here’s why we won’t see much of it here, blogpost by Max Ehrenfreund outlining why cutting edge clean energy technologies that fit China won't be adopted in the US.
February/March 2015
Contributions to the Global Risk series in the Fletcher Forum on climate change from Rishikesh Bhandary, PhD candidate - Re-gearing for a New Climate Agreement and Professor William Moomaw - "From failure to Success: Reframing the Climate Treaty"
November 15, 2013
Professor Moomaw comments on the importance of access to sanitation.

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October 12, 2013
China drives its way to no. 1 oil importer, overtaking US: Professor Gallagher comments.

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October 7, 2013
Kelly Sims Gallagher on Manufacturing and Energy: Advantage USA?

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September 30, 2013
EPA regulations give Obama standing to influence global climate action, says Professor Gallagher Read the full article...
August 20, 2013
Professor Moomaw comments on leaked UN Climate Report.
Listen to or read the complete transcript of the interview here.
June 12, 2013
Ambitious emissions cap from China would send strong political signal to the world, says Prof. Gallagher quoted in an article by Nature examining climate policy in China in the lead up to the country's first emissions trading scheme. Read the complete article here.
William R. Moomaw and Kelly Sims Gallagher

Climate Change: The Clock Keeps Ticking, CAIJING Annual Edition: Forecasts and Strategies, 2012, pages 174-176.
Adil, N. "Climate Change Conversion." Boston Globe (USA), June 8, 2007.
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Climate Policy Lab

  • Which climate policies work in practice?
  • Which don't?
  • Why?

  • And under which conditions would policies work elsewhere?


These are the questions that the Climate Policy Lab seeks to answer. Much of the scholarship on climate change policy is theoretical, not empirical. Extensive literature now exists about the merits of price versus quantity instruments, for example, but much less exists evaluating the actual implementation of these policies. The CPL is mindful of relevant theory, but emphasizes assessment of actually-implemented climate policies. This approach allows the lab to be nimble and responsive to changes in the policy environment, and not driven by the use and refinement of a specific model. The scope of the Lab is highly attuned to state, national, and bi-lateral policy processes while maintaining a global perspective—the motto of The Fletcher School. In addition, we focus on, and work with, multilateral organizations.

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