Medio Ambiente y Energía

Acceso confiable a energías baratas puede incrementar ingresos, mejorar la salud y, en general, mejorar el bienestar de las personas. Sin embargo, la mala calidad del medio ambiente – normalmente como resultado de la producción energética – amenaza el bienestar de generaciones actuales y futuras. Muchas políticas de energía y de medio ambiente son seleccionadas sin calcular sus costos y beneficios, ya que no existe información de confianza sobre el impacto causal de estas políticas. La Iniciativa Ambiental y de Energía de J-PAL busca realizar evaluaciones aleatorias que identifiquen soluciones con alta ración de costo-efectividad para los desafíos ambientales y energéticos que enfrentan los países en desarrollo. Los afiliados de J-PAL ya están investigando cómo mejorar la regulación de contaminantes, los efectos de estufas limpias en la salud y el medio ambiente y los pagos condicionales por la conservación de bosques.

In addition to supporting policymakers in applying evidence from randomized evaluations to their work, sector chairs and staff write policy insights that synthesize general lessons emerging from the research and condense results from evaluations in policy publications and evaluation summaries. See all evaluations in the Environment & Energy sector.

Improving third-party pollution audits in Gujarat

Case Study

Strengthening third-party audits to reduce pollution

Evidence from a randomized evaluation informed the scale-up of a pollution audit policy in Gujarat, India.

Seema Jayachandran discussing her research

News

Cash for Carbon: Paying People to Conserve Trees Works, Study Finds

In this article and video, J-PAL affiliate Seema Jayachandran discusses her randomized evaluation of a payments for ecosystems program in Uganda.

Evaluación

Community Based Rangeland Management in Namibia

In parts of southern Africa, environmental pressure on the land from over-grazing has contributed to land and water shortages and made communities more vulnerable to drought. In Namibia, researchers...

affiliate

Meredith Fowlie

Meredith Fowlie is an Associate Professor in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the intersection of industrial...

Publicación

Envirodevonomics: A Research Agenda for a Young Field

Why is environmental quality so poor in developing countries despite its high health and economic costs? J-PAL affiliates Michael Greenstone and Kelsey Jack propose four explanations and lay out a...

Sector Chairs

Kelsey Jack

Co-chair

Sector Contacts

Claire Walsh

Senior Policy Manager

[email protected]
(617) 324-4076

Rebecca Toole

Senior Policy Associate

[email protected]
(617) 324-1641