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US decision on Paris accord: worst of both worlds

Today President Trump confirmed that the US will definitely withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Our analysis shows that if the rest of the world presses on with implementing the agreement, the US’s decision to try to put a brake on the transition leaves it no less vulne...

Andrew Sentance joins Cambridge Econometrics

Cambridge Econometrics today announced the appointment of Andrew Sentance as Senior Adviser. He will promote the Cambridge Econometrics brand focusing on the company’s macroeconomic and climate finance consultancy services. Philip Summerton, Managing Director said: We are d...

Low-income countries benefit from carbon pricing – study shows

“We should tax pollution, not people”, advocates United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. New research by the independent Dutch think tank The Ex’tax Project, in cooperation with Cambridge Econometrics and supported by C&A Foundation, demonstrates how such...

£1.25m study to examine fuel and transport poverty in the UK’s low-carbon transition

A three-year study, launched today, will study the links between fuel and transport poverty, to help ensure that the UK’s transition to a low-carbon economy is fair to all. The study will be led by the University of Sussex, with contributions from numerous partners, includin...

Lack of climate investment creating ‘planet-sized debt’ for our kids, new Chancellor warned

Against a tumultuous political backdrop civil society has come together to call on the chancellor Sajid David to introduce a climate and nature emergency budget.  Analysis by Cambridge Econometrics consistently shows that investment in climate change mitigation can benefit...

Net-Zero Emissions: how do we get there and what are the implications?

Last week Cambridge Econometrics’ Hungarian office held its first thematic mini-conference on ‘net zero emissions’. The event was an official Energy Day organised as part of the European Commission’s 2019 European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), a month-long series of...

New report underlines power and potential of Core Cities to drive post-Brexit growth

A new report from leading independent economics consultancy Cambridge Econometrics, in partnership with Cambridge University, says the Core Cities are packed with potential, but had they grown at a similar rate to London they would have added £120 billion to the economy between ...

Ending indefinite immigration detention could save tens of millions of pounds each year

New research by Cambridge Econometrics for Liberty finds that putting an end to indefinite immigration detention in the UK, a reform for which there is wide support, could yield long-term financial savings in the tens of millions of pounds each year. The UK is the only country...

Analysis of UK’s 2025 ban on gas and oil heating systems highlights the need for additional policy intervention

The ban on fossil-fuel based heating systems in new homes, announced by UK Chancellor Philip Hammond last week, is a positive step towards decarbonising the UK’s households.  Our analysis suggests it could lead to annual carbon emissions savings of around 13 mtCO2 by 2050. ...

Green gas infrastructure – one-third more expensive than for energy efficiency and smart electrification

Building the infrastructure to decarbonise the EU’s energy system by 2050 through large amounts of green gas is projected to be up to 36% more expensive than through energy efficiency and smart electrification, even in European countries with a cold climate, according to “Tow...