Climate change, including global warming and the greater risk of extreme weather events such as flooding, droughts and heat waves, is a major global concern. It is a complex, global issue with scientific, economic, social, political, moral and ethical implications whose impacts are felt locally.
It makes good economic sense to act now to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions. If we delay acting on emissions, it will only mean more radical intervention in the future at greater cost. Acting sooner rather than later can also help to achieve long-term, sustainable economic growth from a low-carbon economy. But you need to know how to achieve this long-term, sustainable economic growth.
We can help you by analyzing the impact of different climate policies on a variety of sectors and geographies and adding valuable insight on the policy process that will be most effective at addressing climate change.
Some challenging questions we can help you answer:
- What are the actions a government body could take to decrease emissions while sustaining economic growth?
- What are the competitiveness impacts of an emissions trading scheme (or carbon tax) on certain sectors?
- What are the socio-economic implications of accelerating a shift to renewable energy?
Climate blog posts
In the latest article in partnership with ECONorthwest and Hodge Economic Consulting, Head of Environment Jon Stenning addresses the current lack of a detailed roadmap for the US to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
Policymakers are faced with various challenges, including e…
Although he might still be insisting otherwise, Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election. Joe Biden secured a victory with a record-breaking popular vote and the necessary electoral college votes to safely secure the presidency. Biden won the presidency,&nb…
Principal Economic Modeler, 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 emis…
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 a…
“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 policie…