Our Work

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

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) using our in-house macroeconomic model: We provide you with: national and global analysis of the transitional impacts ...

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Households can help cut EU greenhouse gas emissions by a third

According to a new study, households could cut EU greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 29% in 2030 compared to 1990 levels. They could also help drive demand for renewables and substantially improve domestic energy efficiency. Here, Stijn Van Hummelen presents the key result...

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Green Growth versus Degrowth: lessons from our modelling

Is it really possible to keep on consuming more and more, while still respecting societal and environmental boundaries?     Will the future be one of green growth (the economy grows while resource use falls) or degrowth (economic growth is constrained in order to reduce en...

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Carbon pricing is not a panacea: why I cannot support the EAERE’s statement

The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) is the largest group of environment-minded economists in Europe. It has recently put out a statement on carbon pricing. Although many people who I respect have given their support to the statement, it is...

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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 ecosystem 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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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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