Our Projects

We work with our members and partners on cutting-edge research projects on climate policy. Our projects produce recommendations for policy-makers and other decision-makers on how they can accelerate climate action in the global race to net-zero emissions.

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Making the Trade System Work for Climate 2.0

This project will assess the strengths and weaknesses of various border carbon adjustment agreements, with a focus on how agreements between multiple countries/regions can increase climate-trade policy efficacy.

ELEVATE – Enabling and leveraging climate action towards net-zero emissions

ELEVATE will deliver transformative new scientific insights to support policymakers with preparing new NDCs and national climate policies to achieve net-zero ambitions.

The pulling power of Paris (PullP): Unpacking the role of ‘pledge & review’ in climate governance

This project assesses the effects of the Paris Agreement’s pledge and review (P&R) system on states’ climate policy ambitions.

South to South Just Transitions

This initiative brings together research institutions across nine countries in the Global South – Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Argentina, Bangladesh, Kenya, Laos, Malawi and Vietnam – in a new approach to develop tailored just transition strategies.

Post-Coal Future Lab

This project designed a platform for sharing experiences of stakeholders affected by coal transitions in selected countries.

Oil & Gas Transitions. Co-creating evidence to accelerate policy action in the North Sea

This initiative will develop a better understanding of oil & gas transition scenarios for the North Sea region. It will also co-produce just and feasible transition pathways and create roadmaps for countries facing similar challenges.

Increasing transparency in upstream value chains of virgin synthetic fibre production with brands and policymakers

This scoping study aims to lay the groundwork for a project to analyse the link between the textile industry and fossil fuels – and its social and environmental impact.

Net-Zero Political Economy

This project explores how to accelerate systemic transitions to net-zero emissions in China, Nigeria, India, Indonesia and Brazil.

South Korea: 2050 Carbon Neutral Industrial Strategy

This project produced analysis and insights to inform carbon neutrality strategies in key economic sectors in South Korea by 2050.

Initiative for Coal Regions in Transition in the EU

The Initiative, established in 2017 as Platform for Coal Regions in Transition, helps European countries, regions, communities and workers to take on the challenge of diversifying the economy while boosting the clean energy transition.

Climate Friendly Materials Platform

The Climate Friendly Materials Platform brings together policy makers, industry representatives, practitioners in industrial decarbonisation and applied researchers for the development of a shared understanding of tangible policy options. It builds on the continuous work since 2013 to develop a common policy action at the national and EU level to successfully decarbonise the European basic materials sector.

Advanced Carbon Capture for steel industries integrated in CCUS Clusters (C4U)

Funded by the EU H2020 programme, C4U is an interdisciplinary project aiming for full integration of CO2 capture in the iron and steel industry, looking at two highly efficient CO2 capture technologies. It has a detailed consideration of the safety, environmental, societal, policy and business aspects for successful incorporation into the North Sea Port CCUS industrial cluster in Belgium and the Netherlands.