• Getting to Yes

    Getting to Yes

    Wondering how to “get to yes” on state carbon pricing? A new policy brief by Climate & Energy Program Director Kate Konschnik explores steps states might consider.

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  • Catalyst Program
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    Catalyst Program

    Now in its third year, the Catalyst Program aims to build on the Nicholas Institute’s mission by increasing engagement with Duke faculty to incubate and advance new partnerships, enhance policy-relevant knowledge, and create innovative policy solutions based on new creative synergies.

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  • Internet of Water
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    Internet of Water

    What if we could harness more data to make better informed decisions? The Internet of Water seeks to fundamentally change how we manage water by improving access to more water data for real-time decision-making.

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  • Carbon Pricing in PJM

    Carbon Pricing in PJM

    Carbon pricing could be a critical link between state CO2 policies and efficient energy markets in PJM Interconnection, writes Nicholas Institute Senior Counsel Jennifer Chen in Greentech Media.

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  • China's Foreign Energy Investments

    China's Foreign Energy Investments

    The Nicholas Institute's Jackson Ewing writes for The Hill that, while there are multiple drivers of coal investment, China's foreign energy investments can swing the future of both coal and climate.

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The Role of Small-Scale Fisheries in Feeding the World

Small-scale fisheries in coastal and inland communities across the world are a major component of the world’s food system. Despite their contribution to feeding a growing population in both the developed and developing world, the fisheries are often ignored in states’ policymaking, in part because their value has been poorly measured.The Nicholas Institute and the Marine Lab at the Nicholas School of the Environment are working with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and WorldFish on a new global study—Illuminating Hidden Harvests: The Contribution of Small-Scale Fisheries to Sustainable Development—that aims to make these fisheries’ contribution better known.