Global Sustainable Energy Transition

International research partnership studies global transition to clean energy

A premier, multi-year research collaboration between the Institute for Sustainable Energy (now the Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability), Columbia University’s Center for Global Energy Policy, and China’s Global Energy Infrastructure and Development Cooperative Organization (GEIDCO) has offered researchers in the U.S. and China great opportunities to learn from each other as the two countries seek ways to decarbonize their economies. With China and the U.S. as the most significant emitters of greenhouse gases (GHG) impacting global climate change, this partnership has led to shared insights on various pathways to clean energy and improved electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure. Global cross-collaboration and insightful dialogue were also foundational to the Institute for Sustainable Energy research projects on electric mobility and universal access to electricity in Africa.