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.



Protecting Existing Parks is as Crucial for Biodiversity Conservation as Creating New Protected Areas
Written by Staff Writers Keely Swan, Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

The article, published in the journal Science Advances, found that about 70 per cent of the roughly 5000 species analyzed either have no apparent representation in protected areas, occur in protected areas that have been downgraded, downsized or removed from protection, or would…

Congratulations to Our 2023 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,…

Weber receives Patrick Suppes Prize in Psychology
Written by Colton Poore, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Elke Weber, the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, has been awarded the Patrick Suppes Prize in Psychology from…

Flood Risk 10 Times Higher in Many Places Within 30 Years
Written by Hannah Reynolds/Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

Sea-level rise is causing extremely high water levels to occur more frequently, which is associated with increased risk of flooding. As the Earth continues to warm from climate change, it can be difficult to determine exactly when sea levels will rise high enough to warrant upgrades in coastal protection, in part because levels of protection…


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