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Master, Policy Stream: Energy, Environment and Sustainability

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General objective of the energy, environment and sustainability stream

In the policy stream “Energy, Environment and Sustainability”, you will learn to drive energy transition and sustainability through the design of policy and the management of organizations. The program is unique in anchoring the study of energy and environmental policy and management with a multi-disciplinary understanding of the economic, political, technological and social dimensions of energy transition and sustainability. You will also develop practical skills to design policy solutions to energy transition and sustainable development, and manage organizational change and innovation with the key stakeholders, both in the public and private sectors.

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Programme of the energy, environment and sustainability stream

Our program provides a unique interdisciplinary curriculum to energy transition, environment and sustainability. You will learn:  

  • Energy sectors: knowledge and know-how needed to understand and manage the energy sector, its resources, its structures and institutions, and its transition. 
  • Policy innovations to regulate energy markets and to manage organization change towards renewable energies, energy efficiency and energy demand management.
  • Environmental and sustainability policies, with a deep understanding of the technical, economic, organizational, and political structures to identify both the constraints and the levers for action for business, public and nonprofit stakeholders. 

You will also develop practical skills and a collaborative culture. Students learn how to identify and implement sustainability solutions together within the Policy Lab, working on case studies, simulations and also fieldwork with client organizations within an incubator of public policy. Students have also access to a joint summer school with Harvard and the City Hall of Paris on sustainable development challenges. 

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Specific courses of the energy, environment and sustainability stream

Within this interdisciplinary context, core courses include:

  • Economics and Geopolitics of energy, resources and infrastructures
  • Sustainable development and global environmental challenges
  • European energy regulation and transition
  • Project finance management in energy and resources
  • Environmental Policy and Law
  • Economics of environment
  • Europe and climate change
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Course of the programme of the Energy, Environment and Sustainability Stream

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Career opportunities after the energy, environment and sustainability stream

Graduates from this policy stream pursue careers in a variety of key regulatory bodies within the energy sector (government, independent administrative authorities, international and governmental organizations, public agencies). As a result of their deep understanding of public policies, energy, and the environment, others go on to important strategic positions requiring a deep understanding of public policies, energy, and the environment in major companies, consulting firms, think tanks, NGOs, national or international public administrations, and or other professional organizations.

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Scientific advisors of the energy, environment and sustainability stream

Sebastien Treyer, IDDRI Program Director, International Sustainable Development Negotiations
Sébastien Treyer is a specialist of foresight and futures studies for public policies and sustainability transitions. He is in charge of the strategic programming of the activities of IDDRI, the Paris based think tank on international sustainable development negotiations.

Sophie Méritet, PhD, Affiliate Professor at Sciences Po, Assistant-Professor at University Paris Dauphine and researcher at Centre de Géopolitique de l'Energie et des Matières Premières (CGEMP)
Her research focuses mainly on the reorganisation of energy industries, energy policies and energy firms behaviours.

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