Climate and Energy


The conservation of energy and the reduction of negative impacts concerning climate change are principal challenges for us all. Projects in this area explore the social, economic, and health dimensions relevant to energy and climate concerns. As our newest project area, future programming will seek to inform the interested public, bring meaningful historical cases to bear, and act as a communication node for participants in the decision-making processes.


  1. Develop historical and contemporary research projects related to climate or energy research at the intersection of society.
  2. Hold public events on pressing issues related to energy and climate change to develop critical discussions on social and policy concerns.
  3. Develop a local, engaged community.
  4. Reach out to other programs for areas of common interest.

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CCHP Activities

Need Meeting Space?

CHF’s state-of-the-art conference center is in Philadelphia’s beautiful historic district.

Sensing Change

See your environment with fresh eyes through this online exhibit.

Fellowships at CHF

CHF’s scholars, who spend anywhere from one to nine months in residence, form a vital part of CHF’s intellectual life.

Hear It Firsthand

CHF’s Center for Oral History captures and preserves the stories of notable figures in chemistry and related fields. Many of the oral histories in the collection belong to recipients of CHF awards, including


Historically Grounded Perspectives

The Center for Contemporary History and Policy explores issues ranging from energy to medicine on CHF's blog, Periodic Tabloid.