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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance

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Welcome to the website of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG, read ‘synergy’). C-EENRG’s core mission is to conduct integrative research on the governance of environmental transitions, understood as social and technological processes driven by environmental constraints that lead to fundamental changes in social organisation. Our work draws upon the knowledge of the drivers and implications of environmental change generated in various centres across the University of Cambridge and focuses on the law and governance dimensions of environmental transitions. Law is viewed as a technology to bring, guide and/or manage environment-driven societal transformation.

CEENRG Featured Article

Anadon, LD., Chan, G., Amitai Y. BN., and Narayanamurti, Y. “The pressing energy innovation challenge of the US National Laboratories”, Nature Energy 1, Article number: 16117 (2016) With their US$14 billion annual budget and unique mandates, the US National Laboratories have the potential to critically advance energy technologies. We discuss the challenges the National Labs face in engaging the private sector, increasing their contributions to transformative research, and developing culture and management practices to better support innovation and offer recommendations.

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Special Issue: Climate policy after the 2015 Paris Conference

CEENRG published a guest-edited issue of Climate Policy on the prospects of the Paris Agreement (vol 17(1) of the Climate Policy

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C-EENRG Working Papers

The C-EENRG Working Papers provide a platform to convey research aiming to support the effective governance of such environmental transitions. The series hosts research across disciplines, including law, economics, policy, and modelling.

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