Energy and Environmental Policy Innovation in a Bottom Up World
We are a policy innovation lab based at the University of Colorado, Boulder. We work with partners around the world to develop and support real-time policy experiments, establish robust networks for learning and exchange, and contribute to effective and durable policy outcomes.

Approach

Mission
Our goal at LEEP is to develop and support real-time policy experiments, robust networks for learning and exchange, meaningful processes for stakeholder engagement, and durable policy outcomes.
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Strategy
We embrace a network approach to governance. We work to thicken the relationships between government, civil society, and the private sector in the regions where we work while also forging broader connections with ongoing policy initiatives and processes around the world.
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Activities
LEEP’s major activities can be divided into three categories: (1) real-time policy experimentation; (2) analysis, support, and knowledge management; and (3) education and exchange.
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Projects

Team

Core Team

Laboratory Affiliates

  • CU researchers from Environmental Studies, Law, Geography, Anthropology, and other departments
  • Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
  • Researchers from international partner organizations