EIEE’s mission is to improve environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. The Institute is committed to being a central focal point for research insights and policy solutions within Europe, and connecting that work internationally. EIEE’s economic and environmental research aims to facilitate the transition to a sustainable, inclusive society.
The focus is on issues surrounding but not limited to climate change, including a wide range of environmental, energy, natural resource and societal issues. Topics include how to evaluate strategies and policies to stabilize climate change, eliminate energy poverty, improve air and water quality, study human migration and green innovation.
How we do it
WHILE an economic and policy lens on these issues is central to EIEE’s mission, specific activities benefit from a broad, multidisciplinary approach to understanding of issues and identification and analysis of solution options. EIEE has strong competencies on quantitative methods, but also incorporates insights from qualitative and behavioural sciences.
Computational models –integrated assessment models (IAMs), agent base models (ABM), energy models- are used to study the economics of climate mitigation and adaptation, and the transition to a low carbon world. Empirical methods shed light on clean innovation and technical change, and human migration.
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EIEE’s researchers and faculty members span many disciplines, from economics, to applied math, operations research, environmental sciences. EIEE’s founders, Resources for the Future (RFF) and Euro Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) are institutes of excellence in environmental economics and climate science.
EIEE endeavors to promote collaboration between the Founders and with the wider research and stakeholder communities through mechanisms such as joint projects, events, summer schools, communication, engagement with decision makers and exchange of experts.
EIEE is a non-advocacy institution and acts in the public interest apart from economic interests. All our funders and partners believe that today’s environmental challenges require the best independent research and effective, efficient, and equitable solutions to protect the climate and advance our well-being. By supporting EIEE, our partners demonstrate their shared acceptance and absolute commitment to this core value.