Energy, Environment and Sustainability


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.


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 fieldworks 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. 

Specific features

Within this inter-disciplinary 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

Career paths

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, they also go 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.


Please note: the name of the policy stream remains Energy, Resources and Development for students who joined the programme before September 2019.

Master Public Policy:

Master in European Affairs:

Scientific advisor

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 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.


Academic advisor: Eleonora Russo

Academic assistant: Stéphanie Berrebi

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