Policy Briefs and Reports

Gallagher, Kelly Sims; Perry, Keston; van der Wansem, Mieke; Kuhl, Laura; and Frapaise, Laurent. Analyse des Fonds Internationaux pour les Priorités Relatives aux Changements Climatiques Haïtiennes (Analysis of International Funding for Haiti’s Climate Change Priorities), January 29, 2019. Available in French and English.

CIERP's Annual Report: Year in Review 2017-2018.

Kates-Garnick, B., Freudenstein, P., Gillis, J., Mann, S., Mohan, P., and Palumbo, M. (2018). The Future of Transportation: Symposium Proceedings and Discussion. Medford, MA. Climate Policy Lab.

Knobloch, K., Kates-Garnick, B., Foster, D., Koester, S. and Harmache, C. (2018). Clean Energy Policy and Expanding Markets: Insights from Corporate, Labor and Investor Leaders. Medford, MA. Climate Policy Lab.

Gallagher, K. S. and Qi, Q. (2018). Policies Governing China’s Overseas Development Finance: Implications for Climate Change. Medford, MA. Climate Policy Lab.

Aker, J. (2018) Are Rainwater Harvesting Techniques Profitable for Small-Scale Farmers? Results from a Pilot Evaluation in Niger. Policy Brief. The Fletcher School, Tufts University. Medford, MA.

Narassimhan, E., Gallagher, K. S., Koester, S. and Rivera Alejo, J. (2017). Carbon Pricing in Practice: A Review of the Evidence. Medford, MA. Climate Policy Lab.

CIERP Annual Report 2017

Gallagher, K.S. and Anadon, L.D. (2017). DOE Budget Authority for Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Database, The Fletcher School, Tufts University; and Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, Harvard Kennedy School; June 27.

Myslikova, Z., Gallagher, K.S., Zhang, F. (2017) Mission Innovation 2.0: Recommendations for the second Mission Innovation Ministerial in Beijing, China. CIERP Climate Policy Lab Discussion Paper 14.

Singh, K. (2017). Financing for Whom by Whom? Complexities of Advancing Energy Access in India. CGD Policy Paper 108. Washington, DC: Center for Global Development

Chakravorty, U., Hubert, M., Marchand, B.U. (2016). The effect of the U.S. Biofuels Mandate on Poverty in India. CIERP Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program, Discussion Paper 13.

Bhandary, R., and Narassimhan, E. (2016). Making the Green Climate Fund Transformational. CIERP Policy Brief.

Bhandary, R. R., Gopalakrishnan, T., Kuhl, L., Tessier, L., Gallagher, K.S., Metcalf, G.E. (2016)
Post Paris Research Needs in Climate Policy CIERP Energy, Climate and Innovation Discussion Paper 12.

Melaas, A., and Zhang, F. (2016). National Innovation Systems in the United States and China A Brief Review of the Literature CIERP Energy, Climate and Innovation Discussion Paper 11.

Gallagher, K.S. (2016) The Carbon Consequences of China’s Overseas Investments in Coal. CIERP Policy Brief.

CIERP Year in Review 2015 - 2016

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Books

Metcalf, Gilbert, E. (2019). The distributional impacts of U.S. energy policy. Energy Policy, Volume 129, pp. 926-929 (June 2019).

Huang, Ping, Li, Ping. (2019). Politics of urban energy transitions: new energy vehicle (NEV) development in Shenzhen, China. Environmental Politics.

Huang, Ping. (2019). The verticality of policy mixes for sustainability transitions: A case study of solar water heating in China. Research Policy.

Gallagher, K.S., Zhang, Fang, et.al. (2019). Assessing the Policy gaps for achieving China’s climate targets in the Paris Agreement. Nature Communications.

Gallagher, K.S. and Xuan, X. (2019). Titans of the Climate: Explaining Policy Process in the United States and China. MIT Press.

Metcalf, G.E. (2019). Paying for Pollution: Why a Carbon Tax is Good for America. Oxford University Press.

Haites, Erik, Gallagher, K.S., Narasshimah, E., et al. (2018). Experience with Carbon Taxes and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Systems Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum, pp. 109-18 (2018).

Mazzucato, M., Semieniuk, G., Gallagher, K.S., Huang, P. et al. (2018). Bridging the gap:
The role of innovation policy and market creation.
 UN Environment Programme Emissions Gap Report 2018, pp. 52-60.

Bhandary, Rishikesh Ram. Opportunities and Challenges in International Cooperative Approaches of the Paris Agreement. Carbon & Climate Law Review, Volume 12, Issue 3, 2018.

Narassimhan, E., and Johnson, C. (2018). The role of demand-side incentives and charging infrastructure on plug-in electric vehicle adoption: analysis of US States. Environmental Research Letters 13(7): https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aad0f8

Narassimhan, E., Gallagher, K. S., Koester, S., & Alejo, J. R. (2018). Carbon pricing in practice: A review of existing emissions trading systems. Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2018.1467827

Kuhl, L. (2018). Potential contributions of market-systems development initiatives for building climate resilience. World Development (108), 131-144.

Mehling, M. A., Metcalf, G. E., & Stavins, R. N. (2018). Linking climate policies to advance global mitigation. . Science, 359(6379), 997-998.

Anadon, L., Gallagher, K., & Holdren, J. (2017). Rescue US energy innovation. Nature Energy.

Gallagher, Kelly Sims. (2017). Acting in Time on Energy Policy, (editor) Beijing, China: China
Environmental Science Press (中国环境科学出版社)

Cohn, A., Newton, P., Gil, J., Kuhl, L., Samberg, L., Ricciardi, V., Manly, J., Northrop, S. (2017). Smallholder Agriculture and Climate Change. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 42(1).

Aker, J., Collier, P., & Vicente, P. (2017). Is information power? Using mobile phones and free newspapers during an election in Mozambique. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 99(2), 185-200.

Metcalf, G.E. The Impact of Removing Tax Preferences for U.S. Oil and Gas Production. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Vol. forthcoming (2017)

Singh, K. (2017). Financing for Whom by Whom? Complexities of Advancing Energy Access in India. CGD Policy Paper 108. Washington, DC: Center for Global Development

Bhandary, R. R. (2017). Coalition strategies in the climate negotiations: an analysis of mountain-related coalitions. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 17(2), 173-190.

Zhang, F., Huang, K. (2017). The role of government in industrial energy conservation in China: Lessons from the iron and steel industry. Energy for Sustainable Development (39), 101-114.

Funk, P., Xue, L. Liang, Z., Gallagher, K.S., Cowhey, P. F., Fuchs, E.R.H. (2017). Why China needs data sharing to address its air-quality challenge. Natl Sci Rev 2017 doi: 10.1093/nsr/nwx059

Gray, W.B. and Metcalf, G.E. Carbon Tax Competitiveness Concerns: Assessing a Best Practices Carbon Credit National Tax Journal Vol. 70 Iss. 2 (2017) p. 447 - 468

Singh, K. (2017). Of Sun Gods and Solar Energy. Issues in Science and Technology, Winter.

Singh, K. (2017) Networks and the Diffusion of Off-Grid Solar Technologies. Low Carbon Economy, 8, 63-80. doi:10.4236/lce.2017.82006.

Singh, K. et al. (2017) "High Energy Planet" in "The Rightful Place of Science: Climate Pragmatism."

Singh, Kartikeya. (2017) "Deployment of Solar Home Lighting Systems in Rural India" in 'Bottom-up' Approaches in Governance and Adaptation for Sustainable Development: Case Studies from India and Bangladesh. Sage Publishing.

Metcalf, G.E., Stock, J. Integrated Assessment Models and the Social Cost of Carbon: A Review and Assessment Rev Environ Econ Policy (2017) 11 (1): 80-99.

Metcalf, G.E. "A Conceptual Framework for Measuring the Effectiveness of Green Fiscal Reforms" International Journal of Green Growth and Development Vol. 2 Iss. 2 (2016) p. 87 - 126

Davis, L.W. and Metcalf, G.E. "Does Better Information Lead to Better Choices? Evidence from Energy-Efficiency Labels" Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Vol. 3 Iss. 3 (2016) p. 589 - 625

Hafstead, M., Metcalf, G.E. and Williams, R.C. Adding Quantity Certainty to a Carbon Tax: The Role of a Tax Adjustment Mechanism for Policy Pre-Commitment RFF Discussion Paper 16-43 (2016)

Biagini, B., Kuhl, L., Gallgher, K., Ortiz, C. (2015). Technology transfer for adaptation. Nature Climate Change 4, 828-834.

In the News

Prof. Kelly Sims Gallagher discusses 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden's climate proposal.

Prof. Kelly Sims Gallagher and Tyler Prize winner, Warren Washington, were interviewed on the Sea Change radio show, where they discussed their careers and the intersection of global affairs and climate science.

Prof. Kelly Sims Gallagher's research is mentioned in an article discussing China's "green soft power" approach to advancing investment in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Prof. Kelly Sims Gallagher and Xiaowei Xuan's book, Titans of the Climate, is reviewed by John Bowlus.

Prof. Kelly Sims Gallagher is quoted in an article discussing China's ability to keep its climate promises.

Research done by Kelly Sims Gallagher and Fang Zhang is cited in an article about China's leading role in solar power.

Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher and Xiaowei Xuan join CSIS' Jane Nakano on a podcast to discuss their new book, Titans of the Climate, which focuses on how the United States and China implement climate and environmental policies.

Patrick Verkooijen joins President of the Marshall Islands, Hilda Heine, to discuss the need for climate action to address rising sea levels in the Marshall Islands and other low-lying coastal areas around the world.

CIERP pre-doctoral student, Fang Zhang, is quoted in a Popular Science article about global carbon emissions.

The article metrics of Assessing the Policy gaps for achieving China’s climate targets in the Paris Agreement by Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher and Fang Zhang, are articulated in this article by Nature Communications.
Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher discusses how global carbon levels reached a record high in 2018.

Gib Metcalf outlines why he supports a carbon tax for reducing carbon pollution and suggests ways the U.S. could enact such a tax.

Senior Research Affiliate Kevin Knobloch leads project to develop offshore wind power distribution network.

Kelly Sims Gallagher is quoted in Caixin on the carbon lock-in effects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Kelly Sims Gallagher argues that State cap-and-trade systems offer evidence that carbon pricing can work.

Kelly Sims Gallagher writes in response to the IPCC report that "Virtuous Climate Cycles" are needed.

China may meet some targets under the Paris climate agreement early, Kelly Sims Gallagher tells CNBC in an interview.

让“一带一路”绿起来加拉格尔: Kelly Sims Gallagher's op-ed about China's polluting overseas investments is published in Chinese.

Kelly Sims Gallagher authors op-ed in the Financial Times warning that China's Belt and Road Initiative is a conduit for polluting investments.

China’s Foreign Investment Projects Transfer Carbon Emissions Too. Kelly Sims Gallagher quoted on research published in recent report on China's Overseas Development Finance.

Critical NASA program cut by Trump re-introduced in latest budget. Kelly Sims Gallagher quoted on why CMS is essential to monitoring whether signatories to the Paris agreement are adhering to targets.

Kelly Sims Gallagher and Phil Duffy, president of CPL partner Woods Hole Research Center, are quoted on why cancelling NASA's Carbon Monitoring System is a mistake: Trump White House quietly cancels NASA research verifying greenhouse gas cuts

Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher is quoted in New York Times article: China Unveils an Ambitious Plan to Curb Climate Change Emissions

Professor Barbara Kates-Garnick sets out how MA could finance climate change projects abroad through donations from state tax refunds.

Kelly Sims Gallagher discusses how the U.S. election shifted the international politics of climate change with Here & Now's Robin Young.

Kelly Sims Gallagher comments on early trends for federal funding of environmental research.

Writing for The Conversation, Kelly Sims Gallagher asks 'How does a US President settle on his Science Policy?'

Kelly Sims Gallagher previews CoP22 with Al Jazeera

Professor Sims Gallagher on Making Overseas Investments Skew Green

Kelly Sims Gallagher on "Green Finance: The Next Frontier for U.S.-China Climate Cooperation"