Our Work

Below is a small selection of the work that we’ve carried out. Click on a topic to see relevant projects.

Deforestation: assessing the impact of different regulatory options

An EU legal framework to halt and reverse EU-driven global deforestation is a European added value assessment (EAVA) for the European Parliament. The study quantifies the impacts of different policy options that could be applied to reduce, or even end, global deforestation cause...

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Oil dependency in the EU

Oil Dependency in the EU for Transport & Environment assesses the EU-27’s oil dependency and the risks associated with imported oil, building on previous analysis carried out in 2016 and 2018 (see below). The report comprises two parts: a review of historical data on oil...

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Ground-breaking climate resilience project bears fruit

A ground-breaking project, carried out by Cambridge Econometrics (CE), The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), University of Edinburgh and University of Exeter for the Met Office is underway. It seeks to develop consistent shared socioeconomic pathways (SSPs) for the ...

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UK Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) for climate resilience research

Here, our Project Manager, Jen Dicks explains that "shared socioeconomic pathways" can be viewed as different storylines of future socioeconomic circumstances. They help inform what impact our society and economy might have on the potential for curbing emissions and climate chang...

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UK socioeconomic scenarios for climate research and policy

There are key questions relating to the climate resilience of the UK that need future research, such as ‘how does future flood risk change?’ or ‘what impact does climate change have on human health?’. To address these questions properly, consistent future socioeconomic...

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The risks of extending the EU Emissions Trading System

The European Commission is currently running a public consultation on extending the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to include road transport and the heating of buildings. Jon Stenning explores the issue, drawing on technology diffusion and macroeconomic ana...

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Working towards a climate neutral Europe: jobs and skills in a changing world

Working towards a climate neutral Europe: jobs and skills in a changing world is a flagship publication by CLG Europe.  CLG Europe, a membership group of leading businesses including Sky, Coca-Cola and Unilever, whose secretariat is provided by the University of Cambridge Insti...

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Global megatrends and how they impact climate scenario modelling

“It's not what you don't know that kills you, it's what you know for sure that just ain't true”, Mark Twain. Economist Zsófi Kőműves on why long-term megatrends matter in the context of climate change policies. How well can we measure the effect of low-carbon policies?...

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Evaluation of second Climate Change Agreements scheme

Cambridge Econometrics, in partnership with CAG consultants, Winning Moves and University College London, have completed the evaluation of the second Climate Change Agreements scheme on behalf of the UK government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). ...

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Investing for sustainable growth

Andrew Sentance argues that to achieve a net zero economy by 2050 the UK government must invest now. The economic model that has developed in the UK and other major economies over the past 250 years of industrialisation and economic development is heavily dependent on the burnin...

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