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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Just Transition Planning Masterclass Series for Policy Makers

The Just Transition Planning Masterclass Series will support decision makers navigating low-carbon transitions across Africa. With the concept of ‘Just Transitions’ as its guiding framework, the Masterclass will provide essential tools and strategies for effective and inclusive transition policy planning. 

Transition Indicators

This project will research and develop a set of Transition Indicators, providing input to the follow-up process of the Global Stocktake and helping the effective implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).


The C- SINK project aims to establish the foundations for a standardized and transparent European Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) market.

Race to the Top for Climate

Race to the Top explores how US and EU industrial decarbonization policy can be designed to optimize inter-operability and enable an international race to the top for heavy-industry decarbonisation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Russian Energy & Climate Policy

Evidence-based insights on developments in Russian energy and climate policy due to international sanctions.

Post-Coal Future Lab

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

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.

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.