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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.

C-EENRG Featured Article

Publishing their findings today in the journal Nature Climate Change, researchers from Cambridge University (UK), Radboud University (NL), the Open University (UK), Macau University, and Cambridge Econometrics, argue that rates of technological change in energy efficiency and renewable power are likely to cause a sudden drop in demand for fossil fuels, potentially sparking a global financial crisis. They call for a “carefully managed” shift to low-carbon investments and policies to deflate this “carbon bubble”.

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C-EENRG Featured Speech

Prof. Laura Diaz Anadon, one of the keynote speakers in a conference on ‘Green Transformation and Comparative Advantage: Evidence from Developing Countries’ organized by the German Development Institute (DIE)

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C-EENRG Featured Conference

Professor Laura Diaz Anadon chairing and presenting in a panel on the 10th Anniversary of the EU’s Strategic Technology (SET) Plan in Bratislava, with Mr. Patrick Child (Deputy Director-General of the EU DG on Research and Innovation (DG RTD) presenting the new developments in Mission Innovation and the EU SET Plan.

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Database on State Bilateral Energy Agreements

On November 2017, Dr Tibisay Morgandi, Postdoctoral Fellow at C-EENRG, University of Cambridge, published an original collection of State bilateral agreements regulating State activities in the field of energy.

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Nature's Grand Challenge Series: Energy

To combat global warming, the world needs to change where it gets its energy from. Three energy experts - Nigel Brandon (Imperial), Laura Diaz Anadon (C-EENRG) and Yacob Mulugetta (UCL) - discuss the challenges of transitioning to low-carbon energy, and what advances are needed to make the journey possible. This is the final episode in the Grand Challenges podcast series.

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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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