Environnement & Énergie

Le secteur Environnement & Énergie de J-PAL mesure les effets concrets de politiques relatives à l’énergie et à l’environnement, et touchant plus particulièrement l’accès à l’énergie, la réduction de la pollution ainsi que l’atténuation et l’adaptation au changement climatique.
News

Solutions at the Nexus of Climate Change and Poverty Alleviation

J-PAL's King Climate Action Initiative (KCA-I) has funded a total of 25 research projects including forest conservation on a budget and predicting floods in India.

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Blog

Two lessons from the landmark IPCC report on climate change

IPCC’s recent climate report urges rapid action to produce deep reductions in emissions and adapt to climate change in the coming decades. We highlight key takeaways for poverty alleviation efforts. 

News

Punjab inks pact to launch emissions trading

In partnership with J-PAL and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, the Punjab government is developing an emissions trading scheme to reduce pollution in the state. 

News

If we can vaccinate the world, we can beat the climate crisis

J-PAL co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo write that rich countries' willingness to follow through on their promises to deliver Covid-19 vaccines to poorer countries and drastically reduce global vaccine inequity will test whether rich countries can be trusted to tackle global climate...

Policy Insight

Encouraging residential energy efficiency

Programs that encouraged investments in residential energy efficiency had limited returns in several impact evaluations in real-world settings. Relatively small impacts on energy savings coupled with low take-up meant that encouraging these investments through information campaigns and subsidies was...

Improving third-party pollution audits in Gujarat
Evidence to Policy

Strengthening third-party audits to reduce pollution

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

News

A Breath of Fresh Air

J-PAL affiliated professor Nicholas Ryan, along with J-PAL's King Climate Action Initiative (K-CAI), are working with environmental regulators in Gujarat to measure the impact of cap-and-trade emission reduction strategies in India. 

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.

Sector Chairs

Co-Chair, Environment, Energy, and Climate Change

Milton Friedman Professor of Economics

University of Chicago

Kelsey Jack

Co-Chair, Environment, Energy, and Climate Change

Member, Executive Committee

Associate Professor

University of California Santa Barbara

Sector Contacts

Headshot of Maike Pfeiffer

Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Headshot of Andrea Cristina Ruiz

Policy Manager, J-PAL Global

Associate Director of Policy, J-PAL Global