The Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP) is a unique interdisciplinary Department in the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Imperial College conducting policy-focused fundamental and applied research to solve environmental and sustainability issues.
We work at the interface between science/technology and policy, to understand complex scientific issues and co-create solutions for real-world environmental challenges.
Research at the CEP tackles a wide range of environmental topics with a focus on informing public policy and ensuring the commitments made by government, businesses and civil society to mitigate human impact on nature and natural resources can be upheld. Our work falls within three broad research themes:
1. Energy and Climate – research focuses on key policy challenges including climate change, energy security, affordability and energy for development.
2. Environmental Management – undertaking research that can underpin and inform decisions regarding how different aspects of the environment and its resources can be managed sustainably.
3. Human Dimensions of Environmental Change - exploring the influence of human activity on the planet's environment, and its consequences on human societies and human well-being.