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.



Harvesting wood has overlooked carbon costs
Written by Tim Searchinger, Liqing Peng, Richard Waite, and Jessica Zionts

In a paper published in Nature, we estimate that global wood harvests will add 3.5 to 4.2 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere annually over the coming decades. That’s roughly 10% of recent annual emissions of carbon dioxide. It’s also…

When it comes to COVID-19 and climate change, personal hardship can narrow the partisan gap
Written by Christian Perkins

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, party affiliation was used as a predictor of support for policies meant to ameliorate the spread of the virus, with Democrats more likely than Republicans to favor efforts such as compulsory masking. However, recent research shows that where self-reports of negative experiences related to the virus are high,…

Reflections on the International Congress for Conservation Biology 2023
Written by Christian J. Rivera with contributors

The 31st International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2023) took place in Kigali, Rwanda on July 23-27. ICCB is hosted biannually by the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) and is the premier global forum for presenting research in conservation science and practice, as well as one of the world’s major networking events for anyone…

Postcards from Bonn Climate Conference
Written by Glen Chua and Neha Agarwal with contributors

The Bonn Climate Change Conference is an annual meeting that is a part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process. It is the smaller, less-talked about and more-technical counterpart of the larger Conference of the Parties (COP) meetings, but it is arguably as important, because it serves as a key midway point…


Cooperating for the Climate: Learning from International Partnerships in China’s Clean Energy Sector
Oct 2, 2023, 12:15 pm
Banning Food Weapons: Food and Agriculture Security after Ukraine
Oct 6, 2023, 4:00 pm
Expectations from the 28th Conference of the UNFCCC Parties (COP28) and Likely Outcomes
Oct 9, 2023, 12:15 pm
Overexploitation of Wildlife in China
Oct 23, 2023, 12:15 pm