Center on Global Energy Policy

Founding Year: 2013

Staff: 100


James L. Connaughton (President & CEO)

Is a research center located within the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. It conducts “policy-relevant research, convenes energy leaders, and trains the next generation of energy thought leaders and policy executives” in order to improve the quality of energy policy and dialogue. In this manner, CGEP provides both private and public sector leaders with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions regarding the world’s most pressing energy issues.



  • Energy Journalism Initiative: a three-day seminar held each summer attended by journalists from around the world to learn about environmental issues and energy.
  • Book Series: covers a range of topics important to the dialogue on global energy.

Women in Energy Program:

  • Empowers women to achieve career growth through the advancement of equality and opportunity.


Center on Global Energy Policy contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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