The Centre for International Environmental Studies
CIES was established in 2010 for the purpose of developing political, legal and economic discourse on problems related to the global environment. It is dedicated to the better understanding of the social, economic and political facets of global problems related to the environment.
The Centre operates through regular activities (Geneva Dialogues, symposiums and international workshops) and also through ongoing research projects and programmes. There are programmes and directors in each of the following areas of research: climate change, biodiversity, water, security, institutions for sustainable development and environment & development. Please refer to the left hand menu to see what is happening in each of these areas.
The Centre also hosts regular research seminars and brown bag lunches within the fields of political science, economics and law – looking at problems related to the environment. Please contact the Executive Director for further information.
We welcome enquiries from prospective research students and research partners interested in the field of global environmental governance. The Institute offers graduate programmes in each of the fields mentioned above, as well as graduate programmes in international studies and development studies. Please feel free to contact anyone within CIES in regard to your area of research interest.