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.

Can the global air pollution crisis lead to effective climate action?

Is it safe to take a jog outside today? Should schools stay open? How do I protect myself and my family from extreme levels of air pollution affecting our health? 

Top: An Egyptian man collects grass in his boat. Bottom left: A man walking through air pollution in India. Bottom right: Two people cleaning a polluted river in Cape Town, South Africa

J-PAL and Community Jameel launch Air and Water Labs in Egypt, India, and South Africa

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) will launch the Air and Water Labs, with support from Community Jameel, to generate evidence-based solutions aimed at increasing access to clean air and water. Led by J-PAL’s Africa, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and South Asia regional offices, the labs will partner with government agencies to bring together researchers and policymakers in areas where impactful clean air and water solutions are most urgently needed.

Photo of an officer checking the condition of the solar panel, early warning system, in anticipation of landslides

Of satellites and surveys: How innovative data collection can speed up climate action

This Earth Day blog post discusses how we speed up the path from research to policy action at J-PAL through the King Climate Action Initiative (K-CAI), which prioritizes funding research and scaling that uses administrative and remote sensing data to generate results in a timely manner.


To Ease the Climate Crisis, First Figure Out What Works

The New York Times summarized Nobel Laureate and J-PAL co-founder Esther Duflo's interview about climate change and inequality at The New York Times Climate Forward event.


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. 

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.


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/chaire, Environnement & Énergie

Milton Friedman Professor of Economics

University of Chicago

Kelsey Jack

Co-chair/chaire, Environnement & Énergie

Member, Executive Committee

Associate Professor

University of California Santa Barbara