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Energy, Environment and Resources

The Energy, Environment and Resources department, led by Bernice Lee, conducts high-level research on critical issues of energy security, environment and resource governance. 


Illegal Logging Remains Pervasive
New country studies from Africa, Asia and Oceania show that despite some signs of progress, illegal logging remains a global problem. Illegal Logging Portal.

Christiana Figuerus

Extractive Disputes Danger
Escalating tensions between governments and extractives companies put both resource-rich countries and international investors at risk. Read the report.

Christiana FiguerusClimate Action Ahead of 2015
2014 is the year to prepare for a meaningful agreement on climate change, said UN envoy Christiana Figueres at the annual Chatham House climate change conference. Other speakers included Todd D. Stern and Gregory Barker. More.

oil and gasSaving Oil and Gas in the Gulf
The systemic waste of oil and gas in the Gulf is eroding economic resilience to shocks and increasing security risks, says this report. Success or failure in meeting sustainable energy goals in the GCC countries will have a global impact. Read.

Research Areas

Energy Security 

Climate Security and Low Carbon Growth

Resources, Politics and Global Trends

Forestry and Fisheries Management

Food Security


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