Our Work

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

The future isn’t nuclear, but it isn’t nuclear-free either

Nuclear energy generation carries risks, but we might just need it for a sustainable future, says Economist Bence Kiss-Dobronyi. As the urgency to tackle climate change increases, nuclear power could be a prime substitute for fossil fuels. Nuclear power plants produce no CO2 e...

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The valuation of ecosystems services: a key tool in the fight against climate change

In the past, the natural environment has not typically been a key public policy consideration. However, with increased public pressure on politicians to address climate change and limit the impact of the human population on the natural environment, policymakers are seeking new...

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EU Carbon Leakage List post-2020

Cambridge Econometrics supported the European Commission to determine the post-2020 Carbon Leakage List. The Carbon Leakage List contains a number of (sub-)sectors which are deemed to face the risk of carbon leakage due to the EU Emission Trading System (ETS). This is signi...

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How can we get the UK to net zero by 2050? A policy wish-list

A policy wish-list from our Director and Head of Modelling, Hector Pollitt, using insights from E3ME modelling (not yet published) in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, Open University, Radboud University and others. Getting us to net zero will not be possible wit...

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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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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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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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