Climate change, including global warming and the greater risk of extreme weather events such as flooding, droughts and heat waves, is a major global concern. It is a complex, global issue with scientific, economic, social, political, moral and ethical implications whose impacts are felt locally.
It makes good economic sense to act now to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions. If we delay acting on emissions, it will only mean more radical intervention in the future at greater cost. Acting sooner rather than later can also help to achieve long-term, sustainable economic growth from a low-carbon economy. You need to know how to achieve this long-term, sustainable economic growth.
We can help you by analysing the impact of different climate policies on a variety of sectors and geographies and adding valuable insight through our understanding of the policy process.
Some challenging questions we can help you answer:
- What are the actions a government / supranational body could take to decrease emissions while sustaining economic growth?
- What are the competitiveness impacts of an emissions trading scheme (or carbon tax) on certain sectors?
- What are the socio-economic implications of introducing carbon pricing into a country’s legislation?
Supporting the preparation of Territorial Just Transition Plans for Romania and the Czech Republic
EU ETS: The impact of including emissions from road transport and buildings
Exploring the trade-offs in different paths to reduce transport and heating emissions in Europe
ESPON-TITAN: Territorial Impacts of Natural Disasters
Climate blog posts
With days to go until COP26, Chair of Cambridge Econometrics Richard Lewney calls for more ambitious decarbonisation targets and a Just Transition. Richard shares top scenario analysis insights using our global macroeconomic model E3ME.
Existing Nationally Determined Contribut…
In the latest article in partnership with ECONorthwest and Hodge Economic Consulting, Head of Environment Jon Stenning addresses the current lack of a detailed roadmap for the US to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
Policymakers are faced with various challenges, including e…
Floods, earthquakes, droughts and windstorms – recent weeks have demonstrated that these disasters are likely to become more frequent and more severe across Europe. Our recent research, commissioned by the ESPON (the European Spatial Planning Observation Network) and delivered …
Jon Stenning, Head of Environment, welcomes Joe Biden’s commitment to evidence-based policy development.
He urges policy makers at Federal and State-levels to use robust economic tools to develop effective decarbonisation policies.
America’s potential pathway to net zero
Project Manager Jennifer Dicks shares three ways the UK Shared Socioeconomic Pathways project can help the climate resilience research community here in the UK.
As we approach the end of our UK-SSPs project, we are bringing the various outputs of the project together. These ou…