The Smart Prosperity Research Network identifies and addresses gaps in environmental policy through support for intersectional research that advances a stronger, cleaner economy that is equitable and inclusive. Intersectional policy-research recognizes that policy decisions have distinct impacts on communities and individuals with intersecting identity such as race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nation, ability, and age. We conduct, promote, and fund independent research that broadens the capacity of policymakers to encompass principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in environment-economy policy decision-making.

The research highlighted on this page stems from academic research projects selected by an independent Research Network Steering Committee and funded by the Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network (EEPRN) and the Greening Growth Partnership.

Click on the titles below to access working papers, blogs, and analyses from Smart Prosperity Research Network-funded projects completed since 2018. Scroll down to find recent research on other topics.


Gendered impacts and solutions


Inclusive green growth and recovery


Just transition






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