Our Work

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

Energy scenario: employment implications of the Paris Climate Agreement

For Eurofound, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (an agency of the European Union), Cambridge Econometrics prepared projections for the number and type of jobs that could be available in Europe in 2030 if the Paris Climate Agreement were...

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Study on energy prices, costs and subsidies and their impact on industry and households

As part of the EC’s commitment to present an analysis on energy prices and costs every two years, this study, carried out in collaboration with Trinomics, Enerdata and LBST, directly fed into the third energy prices and costs report in 2018, and updated and extended the an...

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Plastics in a circular economy

Are bioplastics the best solution for sustainable packaging in a circular economy? Is biodegradable or bio-based material 'greener' than multiple use plastics? Conflicts with food production and an increase in the use of fertilisers and pesticides are not the only concern, ana...

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Impacts of circular economy policies on the labour market

The aim of this project for the European Commission's DG Environment is to develop an understanding of how a transition towards a more circular and resource efficient economy in Europe will affect labour markets across the Member States. Circular Economy report The study is...

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It’s time to kill the social cost of carbon

The social cost of carbon (SCC) is a hideous construct of mainstream economics. It is designed to show the economic value to the world of reducing a single unit of greenhouse gas emissions. It provides a number that can then be plugged into cost-benefit calculations. It is mis...

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What if China said ‘no’ to new coal?

Head of Modelling, Hector Pollitt, sends us a report from the United Nations climate change talks (COP24) in Katowice, Poland. The mood going into COP24 has not been overly positive. Yes, there are record numbers of renewables installations, but global emissions are still incr...

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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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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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