TIE and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) have partnered to offer two year-long internships on Global Environmental Policy. The TIE-SEI Fellows will work directly with SEI researchers as well as participate in TIE's on-going student development activities as part of the TIE Environmental Research Fellowship.
Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
This project is part of the five-year Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP) with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to build resilience to water security issues through Mission-driven programming. Using the Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) system, researchers will engage with local stakeholders to identify the main water vulnerabilities in their communities and support sustainable resource planning. Launched in March 2018, the project is being piloted in the Mara basin in Kenya and Tanzania and Stung Chinit (Tonle Sap basin) in Cambodia. It is currently in the stages of 1) mapping local water security risks; 2) assessing potential trade-offs between stakeholders and expected outcomes of different solutions; and 3) implementing robust, locally-owned solutions.
The overarching research project is to use SEI’s Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP) Modeling Framework to support developing countries in their energy and climate mitigation planning activities. This includes developing analyses to support their submissions on greenhouse gas mitigation to the UN Climate Convention (UNFCCC) and to the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). The country focus will be China. We will work with the UN Global Support Program, UNEP, and local agencies to train users of the model and to work collaboratively with local practitioners to refine the analyses to make it as useful as possible to the needs of the country.