Our Work

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

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 environment...

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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 t...

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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 Clim...

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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 fossil...

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Where does the environment fit in Cambridge Econometrics’ modelling?

This blog post is the result of a Twitter discussion started by the SIM4NEXUS EU research project and including the economist Kate Raworth, the author of the recently published book 'Doughnut Economics'. On the thread there was general agreement that mainstream neoclassical econ...

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Developing and piloting a UK natural capital stress test

Based on ground-breaking analysis by Cambridge Econometrics and AECOM Infrastructure & Environment ‘Developing and Piloting a UK Natural Capital Stress Test’ highlights the impact of events such as heatwaves, drought and floods on the UK economy. Developing & Pil...

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