Father and daughter in their shelter in Goudoubo refugee camp, Burkina Faso, March 2017. Photo: Kwesi Annim.
Moving Energy Initiative

Prices, Products and Priorities: Meeting Refugees’ Energy Needs in Burkina Faso and Kenya

30 January 2018
As the number of displaced people increases, and aid budgets come under further pressure, the imperative to identify cost-effective and sustainable solutions for delivering energy to refugees is more pressing than ever.
A stack of recycled paper ready to be bound into books at a workshop in Kolkata, India. The workshop is run by a local NGO which provides skills training to women who used to be informal waste collectors. Photo: Felix Preston.
Chatham House Briefing

A Wider Circle? The Circular Economy in Developing Countries

5 December 2017
Lower-income countries are in many ways more ‘circular’ than their developed-economy counterparts – the question is how to turn this into a development opportunity.
Farmer Mark Thomas shows his prizewinning champion South Devon bull in the show ring on the first day of the Royal Cornwall Show near Wadebridge on 9 June 2016, in Cornwall, England. Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images.
Chatham House Briefing

The Implications of Brexit for UK, EU and Global Agricultural Reform in the Next Decade

2 November 2017
Implementing a sustainable, market-orientated agricultural policy is a genuine opportunity for UK global leadership outside the EU in the next decade.
Pedro Miguel locks, Panama Canal. Photo: Gonzalo Azumendi/Getty Images.
Chatham House Report

Chokepoints and Vulnerabilities in Global Food Trade

27 June 2017
Policymakers must take action immediately to mitigate the risk of severe disruption at certain ports, maritime straits, and inland transport routes, which could have devastating knock-on effects for global food security.
Silhouetted electricity pylons against orange sky. Photo: Harry Wittau/EyeEm/Getty Images.
Research paper

Staying Connected: Key Elements for UK–EU27 Energy Cooperation After Brexit

10 May 2017
Energy policy negotiations post-Brexit offer the UK and the EU an important opportunity to find common ground and develop new models of partnership which are imperative to the UK’s future.
An employee works on an excavator at storing fuel composed of wood chips to be used for the UEM (Usine d’Electricité de Metz) biomass plant in Metz, eastern France. Photo: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

The Impacts of the Demand for Woody Biomass for Power and Heat on Climate and Forests

23 February 2017
Although most renewable energy policy frameworks treat biomass as carbon-neutral at the point of combustion, biomass emits more carbon per unit of energy than most fossil fuels. 
Biomass power station. Photo: Universal Images Group via Getty Images.
Research paper

Woody Biomass for Power and Heat: Impacts on the Global Climate

23 February 2017
Current biomass policy frameworks are not fit for purpose and require substantial changes to ensure they contribute to mitigating climate change rather than exacerbating it.
A Saudi investor at the Tadawul (the Saudi Stock Exchange) in Riyadh, on 15 June 2015. Photo: FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

Economic Reform in the GCC: Privatization as a Panacea for Declining Oil Wealth?

13 December 2016
Economic liberalization through privatization is unlikely to succeed in the GCC states without simultaneous political liberalization and reform.

Clean Energy Investment and the 'New Competitiveness'

26 August 2016
This is a paper based on a presentation to the RBS-HMG UK Low Carbon Economy conference, London, 26 June 2008. At the conference, Gordon Brown, UK Prime Minister, launched the government’s Renewable Energy Strategy Consultation. This was an invited ‘thought piece’ presented at the conference.
Climate change demonstrators hold up a sign with the text 'system change not climate change' in front of the Eiffel Tower. Photo: NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images.
Research paper

Paris Mismatches: The Impact of the COP21 Climate Change Negotiations on the Oil and Gas Industries

11 August 2016
In order to meet the agreed climate target of the Paris Agreement, it is inevitable that the upcoming review will aim at tougher policies. As a result, the impact on the oil and gas sector will intensify.
A father and daughter from Homs, in Syria, walk in the street outside the building in which they live in Zarka, Jordan, on 8 September 2015. Photo by Sam Tarling/Corbis via Getty Images.
Research paper

Refugees and Energy Resilience in Jordan

3 August 2016
The Syrian refugee crisis is increasing energy and water stresses in neighbouring countries like Jordan. International aid flows offer an opportunity to build long-term resilience to shortages.
An operating drill during oil and gas exploration. Photo: Keith Wood/Getty Images.
Research paper

Guidelines for Good Governance in Emerging Oil and Gas Producers 2016

13 July 2016
The updated Guidelines focus on eight key objectives for the petroleum sector in emerging producing countries and include policy-oriented recommendations for each objective.
A worker stands on a platform next to the Tullow Oil Plc Prof. John Evans Atta Mills Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel at the Sembcorp Marine Tuas shipyard in Singapore. Photo: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg via Getty Images.
Research paper

A Local Content Decision Tree for Emerging Producers

13 July 2016
This paper seeks to present policy-makers of emerging producer countries with a structured framework for considering the multiple factors that come into play in the development of a local content policy.
Soy plantation in Amazon rainforest near Santarem, Brazil. Photo: Ricardo Beliel/Brazil Photos/LightRocket via Getty Images.
Research paper

Managing the Risk of Stranded Assets in Agriculture and Forestry

11 July 2016
Climate change may become a major factor in the creation of stranded assets, and not just in the energy sector. Assets in agriculture and forestry may also be at risk because of physical impacts as well as through regulatory and technological change.
A fisherman walks by the Marshall Islands-flagged tanker Miracle after it ran aground at the mouth of Dar es Salaam's harbour on 13 February 2016. Photo: DANIEL HAYDUK/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

Left Stranded? Extractives-Led Growth in a Carbon-Constrained World

17 June 2016
This paper challenges the assumption that extractives will be the primary driver of economic development in extractives-rich low-income countries.
A Saudi man walks past a pump at a petrol station in Jeddah. Photo: AMER HILABI/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

Fuel, Food and Utilities Price Reforms in the GCC: A Wake-up Call for Business

8 June 2016
To rationalize fuel use, GCC governments must ensure that gradual price rises are accompanied by stronger institutional and legislative support for energy efficiency, writes Glada Lahn.
A line of electricity pylons stretches beyond fields of rapeseed near Hutton Rudby, North Yorkshire, on 27 April 2015.Photo: OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

UK Unplugged? The Impacts of Brexit on Energy and Climate Policy

26 May 2016
In the field of energy and climate change policy, remaining in the EU offers the best balance of policy options for Britain’s national interests.
Women bring firewood back to their tent in Dadaab, 2011. Photo: AFP Photo/Roberto Schmidt/Getty Images.
Research paper

The Energy Situation in the Dadaab and Goudoubo Refugee Camps

19 May 2016
Two new papers present the main findings from in-depth surveys of energy provision and consumption in refugee camps in Kenya and Burkina Faso.
A Rohingya man operating a mobile phone and electric-battery charging business in Sittwe, Myanmar on 18 July 2015. Photo: Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.
Research paper

Toolkits for the Moving Energy Initiative

19 May 2016
Two new papers offer guidance on the design and implementation of improved cooking systems and the effective and efficient involvement of private-sector actors in providing energy solutions in forced displacement settings.
An abandoned gas station in rural North Carolina, US. Copyright © Carol M Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty Images.
Research paper

International Oil Companies: The Death of the Old Business Model

5 May 2016
The IOCs are faced with the choice of managing a gentle decline by downsizing or risking a rapid collapse by trying to carry on business as usual.