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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

Anadón et al (2017) review efforts to incorporate three major analytical approaches to facilitate public energy R&D decision-making under uncertainty.

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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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Sounds of the Anthropocene

On 1st April 2017, at the Edinburgh Science Festival, C-EENRG will present the results of collaborative work with the University of San Martin, Buenos Aires, led by Professor Sebastian Verea. The installation combines science and visual arts to represent the Anthropocene, the epoch where humans are the main geological driver, in a sound-visual form. Professor Vinuales will join the launch of the event to discuss the organisation of the Anthropocene.

Edinburgh International Science Festival April 2017

C-EENRG Featured Speech

In this UN environmental law lecture, Professor Jorge E. Viñuales provides an up-to-date survey of the international law of climate change, focusing on the legal architecture of the Paris Agreement, its main components and its broader basis in transnational and comparative law.

Link to UN Audiovisual Library of International Law