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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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.

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 the just transformation to net-zero emissions in China, Nigeria, India, Indonesia and Brazil.

Post-Coal Future Lab

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

South to South Just Transitions

The South to South Just Transitions programme brings together research institutions across nine countries in the Global South – Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Argentina, Bangladesh, Kenya, Laos, Malawi and Vietnam – in a novel approach to developing context-specific just transition strategies.

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.

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 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.