What is CIERP? Research, education, impact.


Discussion Paper Series

In the Media

December 2019
Professor Sulmaan Khan interviews with Oksana Boyko for the Worlds Apart podcast about the U.S.-China trade deal.
December 2019
CIERP Founder Bill Moomaw is mentioned in an article Lifegate discussing the climate emergency.
December 2019
Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher is quoted in an article on News.com AU about what individual countries can do to combat climate change.
December 2019
CIERP Founder Bill Moomaw attends a conference about adult climate education with 16-year old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, reported by ANSAmed.
December 2019
CIERP Founder Bill Moomaw's keynote remarks were covered by The Brussels Times.
December 2019
CIERP Founder Bill Moomaw served as the keynote speaker at the Brussels Diplomatic Academy Conference.
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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.