Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE)

C-PREE is an interdisciplinary research center at the Princeton School for Public and International Affairs committed to training leaders in the field of environmental and energy policy. We develop rigorous research that blends scientific knowledge and methods with social science and practitioner perspectives in ways that yield practical solutions for the major environmental and energy challenges facing the world today.



Prosocial Preferences Produce Socially-Optimal Outcomes for Subsistence Farming Communities Amid Rising Climate Risks
Written by Cara Clase, Ph.D., Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

As climate risks continue to rise, smallholder farms are more likely to experience agricultural losses from extreme weather events such as flooding, drought, and heat waves.  These subsistence farmers use most of their crops and livestock to feed their own households and usually have few financial protections against the unforeseen costs…

Connecting Researchers and Practitioners to Advance Policy-Relevant Research on Air Quality, Health, and Equity
Written by Keely Swan, Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

Wei Peng organized a workshop on September 18-19, 2023 in Washington, DC on “Improving state-level energy decisions to address air quality, health, and equity goals”

As the United States ramps up efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, shifting the energy system away from fossil fuels also brings opportunities for improved…

EPA in Washington, D.C.: An Overview
Written by Rafael Swit , Funke Aderonmu

On January 26, a group of CPREE Environmental Policy Associates traveled to Washington, DC for a Career Trek to meet with important stakeholders driving climate mitigation, adaptation, and clean energy transition policy agendas.

The day started with a panel at the White House, where CPREE engaged in a panel discussion with senior…

Trip Report: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Written by Denise Mauzerall , Emma Zajdela

Prof. Denise Mauzerall and Dr. Emma Zajdela travelled to represent Princeton University as an official observer organization at the 60th meeting of the IPCC in Istanbul Turkey.  This meeting was held to determine the format and financing of the upcoming IPCC seventh assessment (AR7) of climate change.  The meeting was attended by…


Beyond Carbon in Nature-Based Climate Solutions
Mar 4, 2024, 12:15 pm
The Green Amendment Movement: Should We Have a Constitutional Right to a Clean Environment?
Mar 18, 2024, 12:15 pm
Designing Effective Environmental and Conservation Policies: The Role of Collective Approaches
Mar 25, 2024, 12:15 pm