Social and Political Factors, Not Just Technical Feasibility, Determine Success of Coastal Resilience Projects
Feb. 19, 2021
Written by Keely Swan, Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

With coastal flooding events expected to become more frequent in coming decades due to climate change, climate adaptation public works, such as storm surge barriers and levees, could be a key element in protecting coastal communities from storm damages and sea-level rise. And yet, these kinds of large-scale projects have been slow to move from the drawing board to breaking ground.

Despite Sea-Level Rise Risks, Migration to Some Threatened Coastal Areas May Increase
Feb. 16, 2021
Written by Keely Swan, Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

In coming decades as coastal communities around the world are expected to encounter sea-level rise, the general expectation has been that people’s migration toward the coast will slow or reverse in many places.

Q&A with Shuaizhang Feng, Former C-PREE Postdoc
Jan. 28, 2021

Shuaizhang Feng is currently professor of economics and the Dean of the School of Economics, and the Dean of the Institute of Economic and Social Research at Jinan University in Guangzhou, China. From 2008-2010, he was a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Michael Oppenheimer’s research group at C-PREE in the School of Public and International Affairs.

Data-Driven Model Provides Projections of a 21st Century Urban Climate
Jan. 4, 2021
Written by Lois E. Yoksoulian, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and B. Rose Huber, Princeton University, SPIA

Cities only occupy about 3% of the Earth’s total land surface, but they bear the burden of the human-perceived effects of global climate change. Yet, current global climate models are set up mainly for big-picture analysis, leaving urban areas poorly represented.

Q&A with Prof. Geeta Persad PhD '16
Nov. 17, 2020
Written by Supriya Singh, Class of 2023

Geeta Persad completed her PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Studies from Princeton in 2016. She was selected for an HMEI-STEP Graduate Fellowship, which allowed her to pursue the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy certificate at the School of Public and International Affairs.

People in Developing Countries Eat Less Wild Game as They Migrate from Rural to Urban Areas
Nov. 16, 2020
Written by B. Rose Huber, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

People around the world, especially in developing countries in Africa, Asia, and South America, consume wild game, or bushmeat, whether out of necessity, as a matter of taste preference, or, in the case of particularly desirable wildlife species, to connote a certain social status. Bushmeat consumption, however, has devastated the populations of hundreds of wildlife species and been linked to the spread of zoological diseases such as the Ebola virus.

Implementing Carbon Pricing during the Pandemic Could Help Countries Recover Greener, Smarter
Nov. 16, 2020
Written by Keely Swan, Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

Countries across the globe have been struggling to deal with the impact of Covid-19 and its accompanying economic slowdown. As economies “build back better,” it may be an opportune time to introduce carbon pricing to tackle climate change, according to new Princeton University policy research.

Opinion & Video: Eight years after Hurricane Sandy New Yorkers are still waiting for flood protection
Oct. 28, 2020
Written by D.J. Rasmussen, STEP PhD Student

Given the way this year has gone so far, reflecting on 2012 might incite a sense of enviable nostalgia. Eight years ago, Americans were listening to upbeat Top 40 hits like Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and PSY’s “Gangnam Style”, reading E.L. James’ bestseller “Fifty Shades of Grey”, and voters were deciding between Mitt Romney and four more years of Barack Obama. But not everything about 2012 provokes such longing, particularly memories of Hurricane Sandy and the ensuring aftermath.

Addressing humanity’s environmental challenges
Oct. 15, 2020
Written by Office of Communications

Environmental challenges have galvanized activity across Princeton’s campus in recent years like few other issues in our history. From physical, biological and applied sciences to art, architecture, psychology, policy and more, research groups across the University are tackling some of the toughest problems facing humanity with the fullest range of toolkits.

Foreign Affairs: Predicting the Next Crisis features articles by two C-PREE faculty
Oct. 13, 2020

Articles by two C-PREE faculty were featured in the November/December 2020 issue of the magazine Foreign Affairs. The topic of this issue was "What are We Missing? Predicting the Next Crisis."