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CIERP analyzes critical global environmental problems through an interdisciplinary approach. We identify underlying scientific, social, economic, and technological dimensions of these issues, and then use multiple tools to find effective, sustainable solutions, drawing on fields that include international law, political science, and economics. Our work is empirical, inductive, and grounded in theory. CIERP also studies the evolution of international negotiations and agreements on environment and resource issues.

Our work includes:

  • Scholarly research for the international academic community;
  • Policy research that evaluates current programs or proposes new approaches; and
  • Applied policy development in collaboration with government agencies, the private sector, and international NGOs.

CIERP houses pre and post-doctoral research fellows and visiting scholars from around the world.  Fletcher students at the master’s level have opportunities to participate in all types of research. Our students have co-authored journal articles, reports and other publications with CIERP faculty and visiting scholars, and independently published papers of their own.