The Climate Policy Lab is a new initiative at the Fletcher School, Tufts University to better understand which energy and climate policies work, which don't and why.
The Lab is a source of independent and objective advice for governments contemplating new climate policies as they implement new domestic policies consistent with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
CPL serves as a virtual lab for international comparative policy analysis, conducting rigorous evidence-based research to provide rapid and concrete answers to questions posed by policymakers.
Through its international and comparative approach, the Lab addresses the issue of policy interaction and evaluates more precisely the cumulative effect of existing and actually-implemented climate policies.
If you have a research proposal or project idea contact CPL Director, Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher: email@example.com
All in all, our trip to the COP was a big success for sharing our research results with experts, policy-makers, and funders and for making new connections.
My major takeaway from this summer experience is that if you want to work in anything related to development or environmental policy, you have to constantly ask questions.
Applications are invited from candidates with a Master’s or higher degree who also have experience conducting academic fieldwork and/or professional experience related to the research topics described below, and demonstrated fluency in French.
We are pleased to announce two new post-doctoral research fellowship positions in our Climate Policy Lab.
Today in Bonn at COP23, Climate Policy Lab released a new study, Carbon Pricing in Practice: A Review of the Evidence. For policymakers who want to understand how carbon pricing works in practice, this report provides a detailed review of 8 emissions trading systems (ETS), 5 carbon tax instruments, and 2 hybrid regimes that mix both ETS and taxes within one jurisdiction.
Less than three miles southeast of Fletcher in bordering Somerville, MA sits Greentown Labs—the largest cleantech incubator in the United States—where more than 50 cleantech startup companies, mostly in the hardware segment, hone their ideas, prototypes, and business models as they seek customers and funding.
In an agreement where every country makes its own pledge, how do you increase ambition by increasing collaboration between countries? One of the answers provided by the Paris Agreement is in Article 6 (international cooperative approaches).
This summer, Climate Policy Lab (CPL) director Kelly Gallagher, and research fellows Zdenka Myslikova and Fang Zhang, attended the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) and the second Mission Innovation Summit (MI2), held in Beijing on June 6-8th.
Over the last three weeks, I have been meeting with officials and experts to discuss climate finance in Bangladesh. In this brief blog post, I will provide a brief snapshot of the recent developments that have been taking place.