Climate change is one of the central challenges of the 21st century. Building and linking the policies, technologies, financial systems and markets needed to achieve climate goals is key to addressing this challenge. Learn more about what we're doing to tackle the climate crisis.

Jason Bordoff, Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, discusses the climate crisis and the growing movement for a Green New Deal.

Carbon Tax Initiative

Our Carbon Tax Research Initiative explores key questions and implications related to the design and implementation of a carbon tax in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address the threat of climate change.

Carbon Management Research Initiative

 Our Carbon Management Research Initiative explores the public policy, financial and economic aspects of removing, storing and using carbon dioxide to reduce greenhouse gases and address the threat of climate change.

The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

In The Lancet, CGEP Senior Research Scholar Dr. Melissa C. Lott explores the health impacts of energy pollution, and how climate change is undermining the foundations of good health.

Energy Transition Fact Sheet

The world has embarked on an unprecedented effort to completely transition its energy supply and use to mitigate risks of global climate change. A new fact sheet outlines the challenges and opportunities in the global energy transition.

The Role of Natural Gas in the Energy Transition

CGEP Non-Resident Fellow Akos Losz and Senior Research Scholar Jonathan Elkind discuss industry outlooks for natural gas and LNG demand, and question marks surrounding the role of gas in deep decarbonization scenarios consistent with the Paris Agreement’s climate goals. 

Guide to Chinese Climate Policy 

Our Guide to Chinese Climate Policy explores the impacts of climate change in China, and the effectiveness of policies designed to address climate change.

Engaging State-Owned Enterprises in Climate Action

CGEP Adjunct Research Scholar Philippe Benoit explores the role of state-owned enterprises in climate change, examines the effectiveness of market-oriented solutions such as carbon taxes in changing SOE behavior, and evaluates some other potential strategies for reducing their emissions.

Featured Research

By
David Sandalow and Xu Qinhua

The Center on Global Energy Policy and Center for International Energy and Environment Strategy Studies at Renmin University convened a joint Zoom workshop on green stimulus programs in the US and China. This summary highlights the main points of the discussion. 

By
Jonathan Elkind and Damian Bednarz

A new commentary from Center on Global Energy Policy senior research scholar Jonathan Elkind and co-author Damian Bednarz, surveys the challenges facing EU climate policy in 2020, as the bloc seeks both to chart a course to midcentury decarbonization and to respond to a pandemic that has paralyzed economies and upended lives across Europe.

Dr. Julio Friedmann testifies before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, examining the development and deployment of large-scale carbon dioxide management technologies in the United States, including technological and natural carbon removal, carbon utilization, and carbon storage.

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Columbia Energy Exchange

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Akshat Rathi
Editor, “United We Are Unstoppable”

In this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Bill Loveless talks with Akshat Rathi.

Frans Timmermans
Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal

Host Jason Bordoff is joined by Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal.

David J. Hayes
Executive Director, State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU School of Law

In this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff is joined by David J. Hayes, an environmental, energy and natural resources lawyer who leads the State Energy and Impact Center at the NYU School of Law.