Our Work: Energy climate and the circular economy

Below is a small selection of the work that we’ve carried out. Click on a topic to see relevant projects.
Macro-economy and industries Energy climate and the circular economy Employment and skills Regions cities and local areas Infrastructure Training courses Health and Social Care

Developing and Piloting a UK Natural Capital Stress Test

This study for WWF in partnership with AECOM Infrastructure & Environment used a novel approach to economic modelling to demonstrate a link between the natural environment and the UK's macroeconomy (GDP, inflation and jobs). The study aimed to help government and business ...

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Plausible Policy Pathways to Paris

The development and diffusion of new energy technologies is essential for ensuring a path towards decarbonising the global economy. In our work for the Natural Environment Research Council we explored how policies could enhance the development and uptake of low-carbon products...

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E3-Thailand: An Energy-Environment-Economy model of Thailand

E3-Thailand is freely available under licence for academic use and can be downloaded here. E3-Thailand is a dynamic macro-econometric simulation model, developed as a tool for policy analysis in Thailand.  It covers 70 economic sectors, 24 energy users and 5 different fuel ty...

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World Resources Institute “New Climate Economy – Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century”

We provided empirical inputs to the New Climate Economy 2018 Global Commission Report "Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century". The aim of the modelling exercise was to illustrate examples of policies that can simultaneously promote economic growth and reduce...

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Fuelling Italy’s Future

“Fuelling Italy’s Future: How the transition to low-carbon mobility strengthens the economy” shows that the transition to low and zero carbon vehicles in Italy will lead to a larger economy. According to the report, the transition has a net positive impact on employment,...

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Reviewing the impact of the low-carbon mobility transition on jobs

We carried out this review of the drivers of the impact on jobs from the transition to low-carbon cars and vans in Europe.

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Trucking into a Greener Future

We carried out, with external review from Element Energy and the ICCT, a research project assessing the economic impact of a transition to low- and zero-carbon technologies in the road freight segment across Europe. The project was commissioned by the European Climate Foundati...

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Fuelling Spain’s Future

“Fuelling Spain’s Future: How to boost the economy while leaving carbon behind” shows that improving the efficiency of cars and increasing the number of zero emissions vehicles on the road will lead to a larger economy. In 2030 GDP is estimated to be €3.2 billion highe...

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Fuelling Europe’s Future

We carried out a research project to assess the economic impact of decarbonising cars and vans across Europe.

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Low-carbon cars in Germany

We carried out a research project to assess the economic impact of decarbonising passenger cars in Germany. The project, which was commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, was undertaken in collaboration with Element Energy and M-FIVE, informed by a core working group of ...

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