Background

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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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.

CFM TRACTION (Climate Friendly MaTeRials mArket CreaTIon through pOlicy iNnovation)

CFM TRACTION (Climate Friendly MaTeRials mArket CreaTIon through pOlicy iNnovation) worked in Germany and Poland to co-design national impact assessments of two innovative policy instruments supporting industrial decarbonisation.

Initiative for Coal Regions in Transition in Western Balkans and Ukraine

Climate Strategies is part of the consortium that between 2021 and 2023 will be operating the Secretariat of the Initiative for Coal Regions in Transition in Western Balkans and Ukraine.

Economics of Energy Innovation and Systems Transition Project (EEIST)

The project will deliver empirically validated modelling tools capable of assessing the impact of energy, innovation and technology-related policy choices to help decision-makers make better decisions on effective policies.

Flexible Demand to Integrate Intermittent Renewables

The project will assist China in meeting international commitments to become carbon neutral by 2060, and provide timely inputs and recommendations to Chinese policy makers for the formulation of the 14th Five Year Plan (FYP), and subsequent industry-specific plans and policies.

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

Funded by the European Union 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.

The Russian Coal Sector: Challenges and transition opportunities

The project builds and enables knowledge exchange on the current and future status of coal in Russia. Making progress towards a low-carbon economy in Russia, the project will provide insights into the macroeconomic and social stability of coal and coal-producing regions, and will delineate pathways forward given the global, ongoing low-carbon energy transition.

Incorporating Just Transition Strategies in Developing Country NDCs and post-Covid responses

This project works with partners in Ghana, Colombia and Indonesia to assess the national context, developing recommendations on integrating just transition strategies into their NDCs and COVID response strategies.

Strengthening National Climate Policy Implementation: Comparative Empirical Learning & Creating Linkages to Climate Finance (SNAPFI)

The SNAPFI project – Strengthening National Climate Policy Implementation: Comparative Empirical Learning & Creating Linkages to Climate Finance – explores how transformative change can be enabled by international climate finance through domestic policies in developing countries.

Clean ECA Hub

ECAs are government-funded bodies that support exporting activities of domestic businesses. Japan and South Korea are the world’s biggest financiers of new Indonesian coal developments through export credit agencies. The Clean ECA Hub will investigate the climate consequences of this financing in Indonesia, and alternative pathways for low carbon development.

ECAs are government-funded bodies that support exporting activities of domestic businesses. Japan and South Korea are the world’s biggest financiers of new Indonesian coal developments through export credit agencies. The Clean ECA Hub will investigate the climate consequences of this financing in Indonesia, and alternative pathways for low carbon development.

The Hub is an  international online community focused on co-developing new legal strategies to tackle ECA  financing of coal projects, the Clean ECA Hub promotes South-to-South learning on law related to the climate and environment.

The Clean ECA Hub provides a space for collaborative learning and the co-design of new legal strategies, while also informing the future research agenda. The community is made up of litigators, legal experts, academics, finance sector actors, campaigners, NGOs, foundations and civil society groups. Together, the network will identify key legal pressure points while supporting local legal capacity to drive the low carbon transition.

The hub will also explore the potential for Artificial Intelligence to aid legal practitioners to deploy the global ‘climate litigation’ case law more effectively, and apply it strategically. In order to minimise our climate impact, the initiative will collaborate through online tools.

NET-RAPIDO: Negative Emission Technologies: Readiness Assessment, Policy Instrument Design, Options for Governance and Dialogue

NET-RAPIDO, explores the opportunities, challenges and risks of negative emission technologies for climate action. Breaking new ground, the project addresses the question of financial viability, determining the policy and finance needs of pilot programmes with practical approaches to foster investment.

Initiative for Coal Regions in Transition in the EU

The Platform for Coal Regions in Transition, established in 2017, helps European countries, regions, communities and workers to take on the challenge of diversifying the economy for required economic diversification of a clean energy transition.