About The Field
The Field of International Environment & Resource Policy (IERP) examines and supports environment and natural resource policymaking and management in order to sustain natural systems while improving human prosperity and well-being. The curriculum emphasizes the study of links, synergies, and conflicts between economic activity and environmental protection and the assessment of the societal and environmental impacts of environmental governance. IERP provides a rigorous foundation of analytic tools from social and natural sciences, law, and engineering; rich contextual knowledge from leading scientists and practitioners; and training in the art of learning to solve complex environmental problems. The research and real-world engagement of IERP faculty shape clean energy policy, climate policy, agricultural development, forest management, food systems, public health, sustainable infrastructure planning, global environmental politics and treaties, fresh water management, sustainable development policy, and environmental security. The components of the IERP curriculum equip students to be able to understand and produce analytically-sound assessments, develop subject-matter expertise, engage deeply with case study material, contribute meaningfully as student interns, write incisive and transformative capstones, and leave Fletcher with a competitive edge in the job market.
Below is a representative portrait of curricular requirements for this Field of Study. Core requirements are subject to periodic updates and modifications; current Fletcher students should refer to the Registrar's course bulletin and to Fletcher Connect for definitive requirements in a given academic year.
- Core Requirements for the Field
This Field requires 4 credits
even if you pass the E201: Introduction to Economic Theory Equivalency Exam. In their first Fall Semester, students are required
to take DHP P250 “Environmental Problem Solving
.” P250 requires completion or co-enrollment in either EIB B205 “Data Analysis and Statistical Methods” or EIB 213 “Econometrics.” Two additional substantive courses from the following list are also required, all of which require completion of or co-enrollment in DHP250 “Environmental Problem Solving”
- Elective Courses
We encourage you to download our course catalog to get a better understanding of Fletcher, our curriculum, and our students.
Current Students & Alumni
These are a sample of Fletcher current students and alumni focusing on International Environment and Resource Policy:
Outside the Classroom
- MINT Energy - Burlington, MA
- US Department of State Office of Electricity & Energy Efficiency - Washington, DC
- US Department of State, Energy Bureau - Washington, DC
- World Bank Climate Group - Washington, DC
- Center for Disaster Preparedness - Anniston, AL
- United Nations Office of the High Representative for the LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS
- UN Office of Sustainable Development - Seoul, Republic of Korea
- Africa Institute for Energy Governance - Kampala, Uganda
- Growald Family Fund - Boston, MA
- Global Green Growth Institute - Seoul, Republic of Korea
- World Wildlife Fund - Washington, DC
- Global Water Partnership: Mediterranean - Athens, Greece
- PACT International - La Paz, Bolivia
Learn From The Experts: Fletcher Faculty
"Classes at Fletcher don’t stagnate; they are dynamically evolving every day, enriched by professors and students working together in a spirit of engaged, respectful inquiry."
— Kelly Sims Gallagher, Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy, Director of the Center for International Environment & Resource Policy
Other faculty with expertise in the field: