Environmental Research for the Greater Middle East

RAND analyzes environmental legislation and policies on resource management to find cost-effective and politically feasible solutions to environmental problems.

  • Project

    Natural Resources and Their Impact on Economic Development

    Research conducted within RAND Environment, Energy, and Economic Development focuses on environmental quality and regulation; energy resources and systems; water resources and systems; climate, natural hazards, and disasters; and innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic development.

  • Report

    Natural Gas and Israel's Energy Future

    Israel can make natural gas usage a bigger part of its energy portfolio without jeopardizing its security, but even more importantly, the nation needs to make conservation measures a priority in its future energy plans.

  • Report

    More Support Is Needed to Integrate Nongovernmental Agencies in Human Recovery from Disasters

    Changing emergency planning rules to make nongovernmental organizations a key component of recovery efforts could get them involved earlier and speed the full recovery of communities after disaster strikes.

  • Report

    Public Health Preparedness and Response to Chemical and Radiological Incidents

    One under-examined area of public health emergency preparedness concerns incidents involving the release of chemical or radiological substances, which can have serious public health consequences. This report focuses on the roles of the public health service in emergency preparedness and its response to such incidents.

  • Event

    The Future of Marijuana

    Multiple states have moved to decriminalize or legalize marijuana since 2012, but the prospect of legalizing it remains controversial. RAND expert Beau Kilmer will discuss the various options jurisdictions are considering, ranging from making marijuana a for-profit industry to blanket prohibition.