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BP sponsorship of the Harvard Kennedy School Energy and Climate Policy Programme

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Harvard Kennedy School
ALC carbon outcome Furthering research and technology to advance low carbon
Geographic scope Global, with some focus on the US and China
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N/a - research and technology

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BP supports independent academic programmes that further study into ways in which issues such as policy, technology and resource management can help to advance a low carbon future. For example, the Energy and Climate Policy Programme at Harvard Kennedy School, US, carries out 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 school’s Belfer Center is looking at policy options that relate to climate change mitigation, adaptation, finance and energy technology. For example, the centre:

 

  • evaluates the role that finance plays in carbon emissions reduction policy
  • considers the effect of carbon pricing and the role of a US carbon tax and sectoral regulatory policies 
  • aims to understand China’s cap-and-trade programme and the challenge of de-carbonising the country’s energy systems, including the integration of more renewables into the grid
  • studies the social benefits and costs of carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) over time when used in various applications 
  • assesses the global future of electric vehicles, with specific focus on China and the US.