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Center for International Environment and Resource Policy Records

Call Number: UA228

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records created by the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, including grant applications, correspondence, presentations, event records, meeting notes, reports, clippings, publications, and internship program materials.


  • Creation: 1990 -- 2012


Language of Materials



University records are closed for 20 years from the date of their creation. Records older than 20 years that do not pertain to student education, staff and faculty employment and Board of Trustees records are open for research.

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Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.

Biographical / Historical

The Center for Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) was created as part of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1992 “to meet the growing need for international environmental leaders”. The Center conducts scholarly research to provide empirical evidence that informs environmental and developmental policy, with the goal of promoting environmental sustainability worldwide. In addition to conducting research, it educates future policy makers in how to interpret environmental research and how to draft and implement environmentally sound policy.

The Center was founded by Professor of Environmental Policy William Moomaw. Moomaw, a former Chemistry professor, headed the Center from its founding in 1992 until his retirement in 2013. He was replaced by Kelly Gallagher, who graduated from the CIERP program in 2000. Gallagher took a leave of absence in 2014-2015 to serve as a Senior Policy Advisor to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, before re-assuming her role as director at the Center in the fall of 2015. Under Gallagher, the Center for Environment and Resource Policy has taken an interdisciplinary approach to its mission, focusing on “shifting global development onto a path that is more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable”.

The Center for Environment and Resource Policy regularly hosts seminars and conferences, and in 2007 launched the IDEAS journal of student research, which ran through 2011. In 2019, IDEAS was revived as an online journal, offering students the ability to publish short papers on topics relating to energy innovation. In 2016, following the international Paris Climate Agreement of the preceding year, the Center for Environment and Resource policy created the Climate Policy Lab, which brings together teams of researchers located around the globe to empirically evaluate climate policies for effectiveness. The Climate Policy lab works through a comparative international analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of already-implemented climate policy worldwide. It publishes its results, as well as holds workshops and trainings, in order to advance global understanding of environmental regulation and policy.


4.8 Linear Feet (4 boxes)


This collection contains records created by the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy.


This collection is arranged in 2 series: Office files, and Unprocessed accessions.

Processing status

This collection is minimally processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States