Our Work

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

Halfway There: existing policies put Europe on track for emissions cuts of at least 50% by 2030

This report produced by Sandbag uses our globally renowned E3ME model to investigate how recently agreed climate and energy policies would change EU greenhouse gas emissions reductions. We worked with the client to develop a baseline case and set of scenarios based on differe...

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Identifying regional circular economy opportunities: Zero Waste Scotland

This project for Zero Waste Scotland, led by Ricardo Energy & Environment, identified opportunities for circular economy initiatives within two economies: Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, and Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross. It then went on to provide an initial estimatio...

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Climate finance: climate-related scenario analysis

We help financial institutions plan for the future and implement the recommendations of the Task-force on Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) by: providing national and global analysis of the transitional impacts associated with different global emissions and temp...

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7 Things to Know About the Economic Analysis of the New Climate Economy 2018 Report

Blog by Michael I. Westphal, Dora Fazekas and Leonardo Garrido originally posted on the World Resources Institute website here. The world is vastly underestimating the benefits of acting on climate change. Recent research from the Global Commission on the Economy and Cl...

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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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York, North Yorkshire and East Riding (YNYER): a study on low carbon value chains and economic growth

Cambridge Econometrics, in collaboration with Element Energy, identified the low carbon energy technologies and associated value chains that exist in the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding (YNYER) area and assessed the existing and potential economic value the low carbon value...

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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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