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Deployment of Green Hydrogen Can Help Decarbonize China’s Coal Chemical Sector
July 11, 2024
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Written by Cara Clase, Ph.D., Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

Many countries are working to draw down their use of coal as an energy source.  However, coal is also used as the primary feedstock for the production of  critical chemical products such as plastics, fertilizers, rubbers, fibers, solvents, and more. This sector – the coal chemical industry – is growing in China and is…

Diversifying China’s Urban Heating Systems will Reduce Risk of Carbon Lock-in
July 8, 2024
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Written by Cara Clase, Ph.D., Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

Since its implementation in 2017, China’s clean heating policy has considerably improved air quality.  However, the share of non-fossil sources in China’s urban district heating systems remains low.   According to a Princeton-led study, the diversification…

Co-production of Steel and Chemicals Could Help Mitigate Hard-to-Abate Carbon Emissions
June 27, 2024
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Written by Cara Clase, Ph.D., Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

Hard-to-abate sectors accounted for approximately 30% of global CO2 emissions in 2018.  One third of these hard-to-abate emissions were a result of the fossil fuels and feedstocks used in the steel and chemical industries.   A Princeton-led 

SPIA at the Bonn Climate Change Conference: A Student Reflection
June 18, 2024
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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
June 14, 2024
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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
June 10, 2024
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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!
June 7, 2024
 

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,…

SPIA at the World Bank Spring Meetings 2024: A Student Reflection on the Development and the Climate Crisis
June 7, 2024
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Written by Devanne E. Brookins, Ph.D. ; Student Contributors
 

One year into his tenure, Ajay Banga of the World Bank Group (WBG) affirmed the world is facing a set of intertwined challenges: conflict, pandemics, food insecurity and foremost, the climate crisis. Evidence of the World Bank’s evolution since is clear, as climate has taken center stage on its agenda and in its commitment to reform the…

New Study Shows a Lack of Evidence of Proper Conservation Efforts for World’s Most Threatened Species
June 5, 2024
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Written by Cara Clase, Ph.D., Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment ; Durham University

Hundreds of thousands of species are under the threat of extinction and will disappear if substantial conservation efforts are not made.  In the face of this biodiversity crisis, policymakers and government officials across the globe have expanded protected areas that harbor threatened species and taken other measures to reduce…

Alumni Discuss Global Energy and Macro Policy
June 3, 2024
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Written by The Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance
On Friday, May 24, a panel of distinguished Princeton alumni gathered to share their perspectives on global commodity markets, the energy transition, and energy policy. Organized by the JRCPPF Alumni Forum and co-sponsored by the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment, the panel was moderated by Abhiram Karuppur ’19, an MBA…