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.
 

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UK Substantially Underestimates its Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Production – and Many Other Countries Probably Do Too
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Written by Glen Chua and Keely Swan, Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

Methane is the second most important greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide, contributing about 1 degree Fahrenheit of present-day global warming relative to pre-industrial times. One major source of methane to the atmosphere is the extraction and transport of oil and gas. Countries are obligated to report their greenhouse gas emissions to…

Social Media and Aerial Mapping of Sea Floor Reveal That Tourists Love Hawaiian Coral Reefs Just a Little Too Much
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Written by Glen Chua and staff, Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

Coral reefs are vibrant ecosystems for marine life and provide vital environmental benefits for humanity, such as storm wave mitigation, bountiful fish stocks, and ocean-based livelihoods. They are also a global attraction for tourists, drawing millions of visitors every year and billions of dollars in tourism revenue. However, reef ecosystems…

New Map of “Stopover Hotspots” Provides Insights for Conservation of Eastern U.S. Migratory Landbirds
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Written by Christian J. Rivera for the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences presents the first comprehensive map of autumn stopover hotspots of landbirds for the eastern United States. Stopover sites are locations where birds pause between migratory flights in order to rest…

Beyond the Negotiations at COP27
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Written by Charles Fraser (MPA Student) and Glen Chua (AOS PhD Student) with contributors

At the center of any COP are the multilateral negotiations, which have traditionally focused on agreeing to common targets and frameworks for implementation applying to all countries under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This was true of COP27. But with most of the rules for implementing the Paris Agreement…