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.



SPIA at the Bonn Climate Change Conference: A Student Reflection
Written by Funke Aderonmu , Michael Chapman , Rohit Gupta

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat hosts two primary meetings each year: the Bonn Climate Change Conference typically held in June, and the Conference of Parties (COP) typically held in November. The Bonn Climate Conference centers around sessions of two permanent subsidiary bodies – the…

Disparities in the Distribution of Flood Adaptation Resources Could be Curbed by Equity-Weighting, Research Suggests
Written by Cara Clase, Ph.D., Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

As the effects of climate change intensify, the need for efficient and equitable climate adaptation policies is becoming more urgent. This is especially true for U.S. coastal counties impacted by climate-induced sea-level rise and the socio-economically vulnerable areas within them that are often characterized by higher flood risks…

Case Studies Show How Quasi-Governmental Organizations Could Strengthen Climate Adaptation Governance
Written by Cara Clase, Ph.D., Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

The politicization of climate issues and the unsynchronized efforts of stakeholders are hindering the effectiveness of climate adaptation governance in the U.S. According to a new study published by Princeton researchers, the design characteristics of…

Congratulations to Our 2024 Graduates!

Please join us in celebrating the graduating students affiliated with C-PREE this year. We have a great cohort of 18 graduating students that have been involved with our work during their time at Princeton. MPA and MPP students who pursued the environmental component of the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) Certificate,…


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