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BP sponsorship of Tufts University Climate Policy Lab

Tufts University’s Climate Policy Lab
ALC carbon outcome Furthering research and technology to advance low carbon
Geographic scope Global, with some focus on US and China
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BP sponsors the Climate Policy Programme between Harvard and Tufts universities in the US. Our funding supports research and analysis on climate policy as well as wider aspects of global environmental quality and natural resource management.  

As part of the programme, the Climate Policy Lab (CPL) at Tufts’ Fletcher School helps evaluate the types of energy and climate policies that do and don't work, and why. The CPL is a source of independent and objective advice for governments as they implement domestic policies in response to the Paris Agreement on climate change. Since its inception in 2016, the CPL has expanded its portfolio of partners and projects, deepened its engagement with policymakers internationally and extended its geographic scope.  

The CPL research is focused on a number of themes including climate policy design and implementation; carbon pricing; clean energy innovation; mobilisation of green finance as well as energy innovation in China and India. Studies include a major analysis of evidence from existing carbon tax regimes and a private sector engagement project to assess whether the increasing momentum toward a low carbon economy is sufficient to withstand significant policy shifts.