ConocoPhillips, the third-largest integrated energy company in the United States, has pledged $1 million to support an industry-university collaboration working to develop policies that address global climate change, Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead announced Wednesday.
The Climate Change Policy Partnership (CCPP) is a four-year initiative launched last year by Duke University and Duke Energy to pool the expertise of the university's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, and Center on Global Change with other concerned partners in the corporate and academic worlds.
ConocoPhillips' gift will support research and policy analysis on a range of issues critical to climate change and energy.
The CCPP will expand its focus as it adds new partners from the nation's agricultural and financial services industries. International packaging company MeadWestvaco joined the partnership earlier this year.
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