The CIERP 2016 - 2017 team and students.

The CIERP team with graduating IERP students.


CIERP volunteers at the SEWALL forum, NYC, 2017.

KSG U.S. China Innovation Dialogue

CIERP faculty engage with international policy makers at the highest levels.


CIERP PhD candidate Rishi Bhandary with GCF, UNDP at the south-south learning session

Fletcher delegation at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco

Fletcher students at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco.

Laura Honduras

PhD student Laura Kuhl’s fieldwork took her to Ethiopia and Honduras.

Greta Bull

Greta Bull speaks in the first CIERP Seminar of Spring 2017.

RPM wins C3E

CIERP Research Fellow Rebecca Pearl-Martinez received the 2016 Advocacy Award from C3E.

Demi Lune 2

Better understanding the adoption of agricultural technologies.

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Christiana Figueres

CIERP features speakers like the UNFCCC's Christiana Figueres.

Daniel Reifsnyder

CIERP hosts Fletcher alumni to speak on climate change and the global response.

Zaheer Fakir WRI

CIERP hosts climate finance experts to speak to students of environment and resource policy.

CIERP Students

CIERP students are challenged to think about contemporary policy issues.

CIERP, The Fletcher School

CIERP develops innovative approaches to sustainable, environmentally responsible global development.

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CIERP partners with Professors of Practice to bring real-world knowledge into the classroom

CIERP partners with Professors of Practice to bring real-world knowledge into the classroom.

CIERP, The Fletcher School

The Center partners with various organizations to host conferences, speakers and networking opportunities.

Center News

Discussion Paper

Cover of Carbon Pricing PAperThis project assesses carbon pricing in practice, as opposed to in theory — determining what works, what doesn’t, and why.  We’ve undertaken a comprehensive, global review and looked at three type of regimes — ETS, tax, and hybrid schemes - and clarified where these schemes break down in practice, where they perform well, and where there are knowledge gaps.

Comment, feedback and suggestions are welcome to


FY18 federal budget & spending on energy RD&D

Kelly Gallagher & Laura Anadon's analysis of the DoE budget for energy RD&D reveals that Renewables Graph from databaseTrump’s proposed cuts in aggregate are greater than the Reagan era cuts of 1982, the most drastic cuts to U.S. energy innovation budgets since 1978 (worth noting that the Reagan cuts took place during a time of plummeting oil prices after the oil crisis of the 1970s.)

New Publication

In advance of the Mission Innovation Ministerial

Discussion paper 14: Mission Innovation 2.0In advance of the second Mission Innovation Ministerial in Beijing, CIERP's Climate Policy Lab publishes a shortlist of recommendations for the next phase.

Climate Policy Lab

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 The CPL website hosts information on current projects, publications, and the people involved.

Recent Alumni

Vicki Assevero

IERP alumna Vicky Assevero started a for-profit social enterprise promoting farm fresh food in Trinidad and Tobago.
Vicki Assevero started a for-profit social enterprise promoting farm fresh food in Trinidad and Tobago
Vicki Assevero
New Appointments for Alumni

Christiana Pasca Palmer

Fletcher MALD and CIERP PhD Christiana Pasca Palmer, having been Romania's Minister of Environment, Water and Forests (2015-2016) is appointed Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity at the U.N.
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Fletcher Updates

Understanding What Makes Fletcher Unique (and Valuable) — a student’s perspective

  • Today, with less than a week until new students arrive for Orientation, Colin Steele offers his perspective on Fletcher’s special qualities.  Colin will soon start his second year in the MALD program and you may recall that he provided reading suggestions earlier this summer.

    If you’re looking at Fletcher, you’re looking at a lot [...]

  • Science diplomacy happening this week!

  • On Thursday and Friday, Fletcher will be the site of an event jointly organized with MIT: the Science Diplomacy: Dissertation Enhancement Workshop.  According to the organizers, the two-day workshop aims to provide participants with an understanding of science diplomacy theory and practice, as well as “soft skills such as negotiation and dispute resolution techniques in relation to scientific issues in national [...]

  • Mariya’s summer start in Taiwan

  • Student blogger Mariya, who will soon start her second year in the MALD program, has filed an early report on her summer, starting with the first phase of her multi-country experience in Asia.

    After a short visit home, my summer started with a stint on the other side of the world.  In late March, I [...]