Avery Barnett Selected to Investigate the Future of Offshore Wind in NJ
Oct. 26, 2023
Written by Colton Poore, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment has selected four graduate students from across Princeton to participate in the 2023-2024 New Jersey Wind Institute Fellowship. Among this year's recipients is…

Illegal Hunting in China Threatens Wildlife and Public Health
Oct. 25, 2023
Written by Anna Mazarakis

Illegal hunting and trading of wildlife in China is becoming a significant threat to biodiversity and public health, according to a new paper by a team of researchers that includes two scholars from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. It is the first comprehensive assessment of this issue for China.

Research Spotlight: Ganesh Hegde on collaborative research to inform national-scale energy transitions
Oct. 11, 2023
Written by Neha Agarwal and Glen Chua, with contributor

Welcome to the first post in our new ‘Spotlight Series’. In this series, we would chat with graduate students and postdocs at Princeton researching issues related to environmental policy. In this part, we speak to Ganesh Hegde, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the

Wei Peng Joins Princeton Faculty to Model Human-Centered Decarbonization Strategies
Sept. 29, 2023
Written by Colton Poore, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Energy and human systems modeler Wei Peng has joined the Princeton faculty as an assistant professor of public and international affairs and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment to unite and deepen Princeton’s expertise in policy-facing energy systems…

Harvesting wood has overlooked carbon costs
Aug. 24, 2023
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
Aug. 23, 2023
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
Aug. 21, 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
Aug. 20, 2023
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…

A Clean Energy Transition is Possible for China’s Manufacturing Industry
June 21, 2023
Written by Glen Chua and Keely Swan, Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

The industrial sector – made up of businesses that support processing raw materials for manufacturing and consumer goods – is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and one that has proven difficult to decarbonize. In China, much of the industrial sector is organized into ‘parks’ that have been zoned as areas for concentrated…

Company Culture Shapes Willingness of Workers to Act Sustainably
June 20, 2023
Written by Colton Poore, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Amidst rising concerns about the global climate crisis, Princeton researchers have uncovered the surprisingly large role that companies play in shaping sustainable behaviors among employees, as well as a link between eco-friendly behaviors and happier workers.

In research…