The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions is a multidisciplinary program at Duke University. The institute works to develop policy solutions in four main areas. The Climate and Energy Program looks at meeting the energy needs of a growing population, while protecting the air and environment. The Ecosystem Services Program focuses on ensuring that the environment can sustain future generations. The State Policy Program provides analysis and tools to help local, state, regional, and federal decision makers design cost-effective policies and practices to protect valuable resources and build sustainable communities. The Water Policy Program is an interdisciplinary effort focused on using data to inform effective policy in how water is understood and managed. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)
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Grants to this Grantee
for the Energy Access Project
The Energy Access Project (EAP), housed at Duke University, explores new climate finance frontiers with multilateral development banks and Chinese financial institutions to enhance global low-carbon investment supply to developing countries. The EAP’s New Frontier in Climate Finance project looks to increase the catalytic nature of foreign investments, move those investments into critical low-carbon growth sectors needing demonstration and de-risking, and create a race-to-the-top that mobilizes Chinese capital outside its borders and into these markets. Progress towards these goals has quantitative aspects, which the project aims to contribute to over one-year and five-year timeframes. (Substrategy: China National Policy)
for support of the Cook Center
The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University is an interdisciplinary research collaborative with a mission to address social problems caused by inequality. A critical area of work at the center is to train the next generation of scholars in the social sciences, with a particular emphasis on the field of economics.