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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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.

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.

Energy Transitions in Russia

This project analyses just energy transitions in Russia and the new fossil fuel export realities following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Strengthening National Climate Policy Implementation (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.

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.

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.

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.