Our Work

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

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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Global megatrends and how they impact climate scenario modelling

“It's not what you don't know that kills you, it's what you know for sure that just ain't true”, Mark Twain. Economist Zsófi Kőműves on why long-term megatrends matter in the context of climate change policies. How well can we measure the effect of low-carbon policies?...

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Carbon-neutral steel-making: is it a possibility?

Quite literally, steel is the backbone of a modern society. Unfortunately, the production of steel contributes significantly to human-made climate change. It is very unlikely society will cease to demand steel, so it is important to figure out how the iron and steel industry c...

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The impact of a carbon tax in the USA

Carbon taxes have largely failed to gain traction in the United States, despite being a key requirement for rapid decarbonisation at a local, state or national level. Policymakers and voters have declined to endorse them, concerned about costs to consumers and negative impacts o...

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Economic impacts of an energy from waste facility

Economic impacts of a new energy from waste facility assessed the economic contribution of Amey’s proposed waste management plant at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire. It assessed how the direct footprint of the site creates value added and jobs through supply chains, both in the l...

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Renewable energy generation: the impact on the global economy (for IRENA)

A series of projects has looked at the potential socioeconomic impact on the global economy of potential large-scale deployments of renewable energy generation technologies. The research has delivered high-level and detailed regional assessments of the impacts on the economy, ...

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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 results from...

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What do our economic models tell us about green growth?

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 environment...

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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 emi...

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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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