Our Work

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

COP26: Raise the ambition and support a Just Transition

With just over two weeks 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 Determi...

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A cold winter would be devastating for poorer homes

CEO Phil Summerton warns that rising energy prices will affect the poorest households in Britain this winter, as they face the challenge of increasing energy and food prices as well as the spread of Covid-19 and seasonal influenza. Phil highlights three options for the Government...

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Greenpeace: the economic impact of decarbonising household heating in the UK

This report for Greenpeace provides a robust analysis of the potential macroeconomic impacts of deploying energy efficiency measures and low-carbon heating technologies in the UK’s residential buildings. The analysis is intended to highlight the potential return on action to in...

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From target to roadmap: Lessons for the US from Europe on pushing forward decarbonization

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 ens...

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Preparing for the economic impacts of natural disasters in Europe: 6 key report outcomes

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 ...

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Build Back Better: smarter investment decision making

"Build back better" has become a mantra of our time. In the US, the Biden administration is trying to secure a multi-trillion-dollar package of infrastructure spending to drive change. Together Cambridge Econometrics, ECONorthWest and Hodge Economic Consulting have been consider...

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Exploring the trade-offs in different paths to reduce transport and heating emissions in Europe

In this analysis, commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, we evaluated the socio-economic implications of potential routes to decarbonise transport and heating in Europe. We evaluated an Emissions Trading System (ETS), with different options for re-using revenues generat...

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Modelling an inclusive green economy COVID-19 recovery programme for South Africa

The United Nations Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and Cambridge Econometrics have released final results from a joint modelling project which explores the global outlook for economic recovery and specifically examines the South African context. This collaborative ...

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An inclusive green economy for South Africa: 5 key outcomes from economic modelling

Richard Lewney, Chair of Cambridge Econometrics, shares five key outcomes from a joint modelling project with UN PAGE estimating the likely impacts of South Africa's Covid-19 Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan. Richard suggests that there is an opportunity for South Africa...

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Climate impact assessment for the Central Bank of Hungary

This study commissioned by the Central Bank of Hungary calculated the impacts of climate-related scenarios with varying levels of global climate action for the Hungarian economy. The research is unique in that in tackles a small country in Central Europe, which is usually not ...

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