Global Environments Activities
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Established in 1988 by the WMO and UN, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change provides scientific, technical and socio-economic advice on climate change science, impacts, adaptation, and mitigation to the international community to the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. CEEP has provided contributing authors to the Second and Third IPCC sc
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
CEEP is an accredited observer organization with the UN FCCC Secretariat and participates in the annual Conferences of the Parties as an observer and as a participant in NGO side-events. For a number of the Conferences, the Center has prepared position Publications dealing with key issues and debates, especially those addressing the prospects for climate equity. Our participation in the Conferences has involved offering advice, views, and briefings to national delegates, organizing and participating in meetings and seminars in conjunction with NGOs, and participating in networks of climate change researchers and policy advocates focused on issues of equity and sustainability.
Critical Evaluation of Globalization
CEEP’s interest in the environmental and social implications of globalization has resulted in several published monographs on this subject. Of particular theoretical and policy interest is the effect of globalization on ecological justice, particularly on indigenous peoples and their livelihoods, and the ways in which international economic and cultural influences are exerted at the national and local scale over resource issues. The connection between sustainable development and globalization is an emerging field, and one of interest to the Center. CEEP was an accredited observer organization with the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) held in 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa, where it presented its views on conflicts between the principle of ecological justice and the policy ideals of globalization and sustainable development.
Utility 2.0: A review of New York’s REV and Great Britain’s RIIO utility business modelsA powerful confluence of architectural, technological, and socio-economic forces is transforming the U.S. electricity market.
The scale of the energy access gapAccess to electricity is a key catalyst correlated with economic development.
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Paris Agreement: A landmark climate change policy architecture reachedCEEP examines the Paris Agreement and the implementation work ahead.
Environmental threat posed by microbeadsThe environmental threat posed by microbeads in personal grooming products.