Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

The Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) will advance climate change policy by improving both the evidence base for decision-makers and the tools and implementation strategies available to them. To do this, a combination of qualitative and quantitative studies will be conducted by a highly interdisciplinary team working across four interlinked research programmes:

Developing climate science and economics: improving our understanding of the uncertainties in climate models, making advances in climate change economics and developing the user-relevance of the models
Climate change governance for a new global deal:
improving our understanding of the political processes which affect the way that international agreements are reached and implemented
understanding the implications for human rights and social justice and the role of non-governmental actors in voluntary climate change initiatives
Adaptation to climate change and human development: identifying vulnerability ‘hotspots’, testing the equity and feasibility of different strategies to reduce vulnerability in different socio-economic and political conditions
Governments, markets and the mitigation of climate change: developing efficient and effective strategies for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and for the development and diffusion of low-carbon technologies by improving understanding of producer and consumer responses to different policy instruments and governance frameworks