Our Work

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

The employment benefits of a Green COVID-19 recovery

Commissioned by C40 Cities, the Employment Benefits of a Green COVID-19 Recovery report estimated the number of jobs a set of climate actions in the buildings, transport, energy and waste sectors could create within six cities around the globe, thereby assessing the potential j...

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A Diet Green New Deal: Relief, Recovery, and Transformation?

Although he might still be insisting otherwise, Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election. Joe Biden secured a victory with a record-breaking popular vote and the necessary electoral college votes to safely secure the presidency. Biden won the presidency, and the Democ...

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Net-zero China: millions of workers will be affected

Our Principal Economic Modeller, Unnada Chewpreecha, takes a look at what China's net zero pledge means for jobs in the country. Two weeks ago, President Xi of China announced that China intended to peak its CO2 emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality (net-zero CO2 e...

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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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