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04 September 2017

Workshop Update: Clean energy technologies to developing countries

While the developed world is trying to transition to a more carbon-neutral energy mix, developing countries are struggling to secure sufficient energy to meet basic human needs. The International Energy Agency (IEA 2012) states that, “Over 1.3 billion people are without access to electricity and 2.7 billion people are without clean cooking facilities. More than 95% of these people are either in sub-Saharan...
30 May 2017

Lithium: one of the planet’s most strategic commodities

A new CIES research by Marc Hufty studies the lithium commodity chain from extraction to consumption.

15 May 2017

Transnational Public-Private Partnerships as Learning Facilitators:...

Yixian Sun, PhD candidate in Political Science and International Relations and Researcher Assistant at CIES, recently published an article in the journal Global Environmental Politics, a leading journal...

09 May 2017

Expert workshop on improving data on green growth policies

Assessing the impact of green growth policies on trade and economic competitiveness will require collecting improved data for applied research - in particular in developing countries. Last January, the...

02 May 2017

James Hollway works on network approaches to study governance

This specialist in international relations and political sociology presents his current research projects and publications.

29 March 2017

Tim Flannery: Technology can turn climate change around

Tim Flannery, Segré Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute’s Centre for International Environmental Studies (CIES), has drawn attention to the potential for new technologies...

28 March 2017

Professor profile: Susanna Hecht, political ecologist

Susanna Hecht recently joined the Graduate Institute as Professor of Environmental History, and Co-Director of the Centre for International Environmental Studies. Professor Hecht, who also teaches at UCLA’s...