• 2017 Annual Report

    Amid the churn of Washington politics and the changing environmental policy landscape, the Nicholas Institute continues to do what we do well: produce objective research and tools to help decision makers better understand and weigh their short- and long-term policy choices. Our 2017 Annual Report showcases examples of this work.

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  • Electricity markets

    Event: Electricity Markets at a Crossroads

    Register to join experts, state officials, and stakeholders from across the PJM Interconnect for a workshop exploring state energy and environmental policy objectives.

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  • Strengthening Governance of Small-Scale Fisheries

    Small-scale fisheries governance

    Small-scale fisheries' contribution to nutrition, food security, and poverty eradication is massive. A new report surveys the theory and practice of their governance.

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  • Impact investing

    Impact Investing

    What are investors getting out of environmental impact investing? A new report sheds light on how fund managers think about measurement and reporting of environmental returns.

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  • Value of public water data

    Value of Public Water Data

    In an ongoing effort with the Aspen Institute to develop the foundations of an Internet of Water, a new Nicholas Institute working paper reviews the literature on the costs and benefits of government investments in public water data.

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  • Managing Fisheries in a Changing Environment: Discussions from the 2017 Forum, May 1–2, 2017, Monterey, California

    The 2017 Forum convened by the Fisheries Leadership & Sustainability Forum (Fisheries Forum) explored the challenges of managing fisheries in a... Read More
  • Tuna Fisheries: Pacific Possible Background Paper No. 3

    This World Bank paper outlines a best-case scenario whereby improved management of tuna fisheries allows Pacific Island countries to gain as much... Read More
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  • Will Graham Support for Carbon Tax Spur Senate Action? ($)

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  • Catalyst Program Awards Funds for First Research Projects

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  • Wholesale Electricity Markets at a Crossroads? Examining PJM Market Designs from the Perspective of the States

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  • The Impact of Climate Change on Educational Attainment: Evidence from the Global Tropics

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  • September 21, 2017
    Studies Examine Climate Change Threat Level, Recalculate Carbon Budget
  • September 14, 2017
    Senate Approves Funding for U.N. Climate Agency; House Votes on Funding for Methane Rule

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