Carbon Mitigation Initiative
Since 2000, bp has contributed more than $45 million to the Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) at Princeton University.
Administered by the school’s High Meadows Environmental Institute, CMI is an independent academic research program that explores sustainable solutions to carbon emissions and climate change. bp’s sponsorship is the largest and longest industry partnership in Princeton’s history.
Composed of 15 lead faculty investigators and more than 40 research staff and students, the program brings together top experts from around the world to analyze both the economic and the technological challenges of decarbonization. Over the past two decades, CMI associates have published more than 800 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
The NZAP research helped inform a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) committee chaired by Princeton professor and CMI director Stephen Pacala. In February 2021, the NASEM committee published its own report on ways to accelerate the decarbonization of America’s energy system.
“There seems to be a recognition happening all at once in different parts of the world, in companies, board rooms, halls of government and the academy that the transformation of our energy system to net zero emissions of all greenhouse gases is feasible, economic and necessary.”