Energy, Environment and Resources

Chatham House research on this theme focuses on energy security, the dynamics of oil and gas supply and demand, food and agriculture, forestry, resources governance, and extractive resources.

Projects in this area include work on illegal logging and the global food trade, the Moving Energy Initiative, which examines the provision of energy for refugees and the displaced, the New Petroleum Producers Discussion Group and the Fossil Fuels Expert Roundtable.

The major programmatic focus of this work for Chatham House is carried out by the Energy, Environment and Resources Department and its projects, and The Hoffmann Centre, headed up by Bernice Lee.

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The Golden Bridge of the Silk Road sculpture built at Chang’an Street, Beijing, to celebrate National Day in 2016. Photo: VCG/VCG via Getty Images.
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The Role of Investors in Promoting Sustainable Infrastructure Under the Belt and Road Initiative

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

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

Pedro Miguel locks, Panama Canal. Photo: Gonzalo Azumendi/Getty Images.
Chatham House Report

Chokepoints and Vulnerabilities in Global Food Trade

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

Biomass power station. Photo: Universal Images Group via Getty Images.
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Woody Biomass for Power and Heat: Impacts on the Global Climate

A Saudi investor at the Tadawul (the Saudi Stock Exchange) in Riyadh, on 15 June 2015. Photo: FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images.
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Economic Reform in the GCC: Privatization as a Panacea for Declining Oil Wealth?

The World Today

The hidden costs of consumption

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

Qingdao, China. Photo by TPG/Getty Images.
DRC and Chatham House Joint Report

Navigating the New Normal: China and Global Resource Governance

An employee arranges packages of instant ramen noodles a store in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images.
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Agricultural Commodity Supply Chains: Trade, Consumption and Deforestation

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Papers for conference: Middle East and North Africa Energy 2015

Scenes from Pallisco Logging company's FSC Timber operations in Mindourou, Cameroon 3 June 2010. Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images.
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Certified Products and EUTR Compliance in the Furniture Sector

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Papers for conference: Middle East and North Africa Energy 2014

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Papers for conference: The Changing Dynamics of Global Energy Markets

Article, Oxford Energy Forum Journal

From Sea to Shining Sea? Africa's Expanding Energy Landscape

Other resource

US Energy Policy after 2012

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Papers for conference: Middle East and North Africa Energy 2013

Chatham House Briefing

Reset or Restart? The Impact of Fukushima on the Japanese and German Energy Sectors

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Papers for conference: Rebalancing the World Energy Markets

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Past events (72)
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The Elements of Power: Gadgets, Guns and the Struggle for a Sustainable Future in the Rare Metal Age

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Fossil Fuel Expert Roundtable: Left Stranded? Extractives-led Growth in a Carbon Constrained World

Corporate Members

China and the Middle East in a New Energy Context

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Sino-Russian Oil and Gas Cooperation: Heading for a Restart?

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Understanding Shale Oil in a Low Price Environment

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Estimating Levels of Illegal Logging and the Related Trade: Lessons from the Indicators Project

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China and the Middle East in a New Energy Landscape

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The Marikana Killings and Labour Dispute Resolution in South Africa: Implications of an Inquiry

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The Future of Sea Lane Security Between the Middle East and Southeast Asia

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An Unsustainable Situation: Energy Provision For Displaced People

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Financing Energy Access in Conflict Settings: Ensuring Sustainable Energy for Refugees, Internally Displaced People and Others in Crises

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Governing Complex Energy Systems: Challenges and Strategies for Japan and the UK

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The Future of the Utilities: European Workshop

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Mismatches in Investment for Oil and Gas

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Press Briefing: Falling Oil Prices

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Ukraine's Gas Industry Reform: Rhetoric and Reality

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Fossil Fuels Expert Roundtable: Forecasting Forum 2015

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The Role of Resource Politics in China-US Relations

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Fossil Fuels Expert Roundtable: OPEC and Oil Prices

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Implementing the Energy Future in a Challenging (Geo)political Context: Policy Challenges in the UK and Switzerland

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