Energy and Environment Program

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Through our intentional dialogues, public programs, annual policy forums, and environmental leadership initiative, the Energy and Environment Program creates impartial venues for global leaders to engage in informed discussion around energy and environmental challenges and solutions. The Program provides nonpartisan leadership and a neutral forum for improving energy and environmental policy-making through values-based dialogue by leveraging our core competency of convening professional, high-level, content-driven dialogues in the policy, science, finance, and business arenas. Read More >>


Conservation Innovation in Context

This report from our Conservation Innovation Roundtable, convened in partnership with Chesapeake Conservancy, is part of ongoing work by the Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program to explore conservation in the 21st century. As awareness of the interdependency between the natural world and human well‐being increases, traditional conceptions of “economic growth” and “conservation” are changing and the Aspen Institute will continue to use its dialogue method to help achieve consensus and clarity of purpose.
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Catto Fellowship Program

The Catto Fellowship Program is an offshoot of the Aspen Institute's renowned Henry Crown Fellowship Program, the Rodel Fellowship Program and the Aspen Institute's other international leadership initiatives, all of which comprise the Aspen Global Leadership Network. The program gathers emerging leaders from business, government, journalism, and NGOs through an international environmental fellowship. This unique two-year program is intended to expand the role of environmental leadership by exposing emerging professionals to a broad array of energy and environmental issues and challenges as well as to each other.