What is CIERP? Research, education, impact.


Discussion Paper Series

In the Media

July 2019
Professor of Practice Patrick Verkooijen discusses how climate change intensifies the Middle East conflict with Jamal Saghir.
June 2019
Professor of Practice Patrick Verkooijen is quoted in a Reuters article discussing China's commitment to its climate goals.
June 2019
Prof. Gilbert E. Metcalf discusses his new book, Paying for Pollution, on the Connections podcast.
June 2019
Prof. Kelly Sims Gallagher shares her knowledge on China’s role in addressing global climate change in the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs newsletter.
June 2019
Prof. Kelly Sims Gallagher is quoted by Vice News in an article about 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden's climate proposal.
June 2019
Prof. Kelly Sims Gallagher discusses 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden's climate proposal.
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.

Visit the Climate Policy Lab website.