Our Work

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

Trade as a measure of innovation performance: Selection and assessment of trade indicators

International trade is a key dimension in measuring the market uptake of clean energy technologies (CET) and the development of the CET sectors in a country. This report was produced as part of a project focusing on the development of a composite indicator to track the perform...

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Build Back Better: smarter investment decision making

"Build back better" has become a mantra of our time. In the US, the Biden administration is trying to secure a multi-trillion-dollar package of infrastructure spending to drive change. Together Cambridge Econometrics, ECONorthWest and Hodge Economic Consulting have been consider...

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Biden’s first 100 days – action on climate change

Jon Stenning, Head of Environment, welcomes Joe Biden's commitment to evidence-based policy development. He urges policy makers at Federal and State-levels to use robust economic tools to develop effective decarbonisation policies. America’s potential pathway to net zero T...

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Net-zero China: millions of workers will be affected

Our Principal Economic Modeller, Unnada Chewpreecha, takes a look at what China's net zero pledge means for jobs in the country. Two weeks ago, President Xi of China announced that China intended to peak its CO2 emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality (net-zero CO2 e...

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Oil dependency in the EU

Oil Dependency in the EU for Transport & Environment assesses the EU-27’s oil dependency and the risks associated with imported oil, building on previous analysis carried out in 2016 and 2018 (see below). The report comprises two parts: a review of historical data on oil...

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The risks of extending the EU Emissions Trading System

The European Commission is currently running a public consultation on extending the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to include road transport and the heating of buildings. Jon Stenning explores the issue, drawing on technology diffusion and macroeconomic ana...

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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 production: 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 can ...

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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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