What is CIERP? Research, education, impact.


Discussion Paper Series

In the Media

May 2019
Prof. Kelly Sims Gallagher and Tyler Prize winner, Warren Washington, were interviewed on the Sea Change radio show, where they discussed their careers and the intersection of global affairs and climate science.
May 2019
Prof. Kelly Sims Gallagher's research is mentioned in an article discussing China's "green soft power" approach to advancing investment in the Belt and Road Initiative.
May 2019
Prof. Kelly Sims Gallagher and Xiaowei Xuan's book, Titans of the Climate, is reviewed by John Bowlus.
May 2019
Prof. Kelly Sims Gallagher is quoted in an article discussing China's ability to keep its climate promises.
May 2019
Research done by Kelly Sims Gallagher and Fang Zhang is cited in an article about China's leading role in solar power.
April 2019
Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher and Xiaowei Xuan join CSIS' Jane Nakano on a podcast to discuss their new book, Titans of the Climate, which focuses on how the United States and China implement climate and environmental policies.
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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.

Visit the Climate Policy Lab website.