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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

Developing and emerging economies are implementing local content requirements to spur domestic manufacturing, though their costs and benefits are not well understood and difficult to quantify. In the Nature Energy paper, authors provide an empirical assessment of the short-term costs of local content requirements using a credible counterfactual. They analyse data on government-run solar photovoltaic auctions held in India between 2014 and 2017 and exploit the fact that not all of the auctioned contracts entailed local content requirements.

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C-EENRG Featured Video

Prof. Laura Diaz Anadon is featured alongside Sir David Attenborough, Dr Jane Goodall DBE, and other leading University of Cambridge researchers in a new film about the climate crisis and some of the solutions that will take us towards zero carbon

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C-EENRG Report

A Global Pact for the Environment - Legal Foundations. The report gathers compilations from some of the main authorities in international environmental law from around the World. The project leading to this compilation of studies has two purposes. The first is to leave a record of the intellectual discussions underpinning the project of a Global Pact for the Environment, with its many sources, views and debates. The second is to contribute to the discussions of the ad hoc open-ended working group established by UN General Assembly A/72/L.51. The report includes a preface from Laurent Fabius, former President of the COP21.

C-EENRG Featured Conversation

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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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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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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