The main research fields of resources and environment policies include:
—Undertaking research on theories, strategies, institutions and policies for building a resource-conserving and environmentally-friendly society to promote sustainable development;
—Researching issues related to promoting the rational development and utilization of natural resources and energy. Focusing on institutions and policies to ensure national resource and energy security, strengthen environmental protection and management, and restore the eco-system. Researches cover institutions and policies for green growth, recycling development and low-tar development. Implement energy conservation and emission reduction in response to global climate change. Other research areas include policies to optimize territorial development, implementation of main functional areas strategies, and protection of the marine eco-environment.