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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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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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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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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Estimating the global value of stranded fossil fuel assets – technological change and GDP impact

Our attempt to estimate the value of stranded fossil fuel assets (SFFA), recently published in Nature Climate Change, was widely covered in the press and picked up on-line*. After all, $4 trillion is an attention-grabbing figure. The findings suggest that the momentum behin...

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The end of energy as we know it: stranded assets and creative destruction

Our guest blogger is Jean-Francois Mercure of Cambridge and Radboud universities. Jean-Francois is lead author on a paper published in Nature Climate Change last week, which highlighted the significant macroeconomic and geopolitical consequences of continued investment in foss...

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