Clean Economy

Long established industrial and economic practices, be they production, transport or the way we govern and regulate them, must change if we are to achieve net-zero emissions.

Clean Economy

 

 

Net-zero applies to the whole of the economy – the energy sources, industrial processes, supply chains, infrastructure, ancillary services and demand. Systematically addressing these in a coherent way will be key to successfully reaching net-zero.

The economy is changing however, from digitalisation to robotics to materials and demographics. The net-zero economy of 2050 will be the product of all these changes.

We are deeply knowledgeable in the fields of industry, innovation, energy and infrastructure policy. Our staff have expertise working across Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America.

In order to establish fair and climate resilient societies for all, we are building the political and institutional frameworks to make the necessary economic changes possible.

Track record

  1. Our work supported efficient, climate-friendly cooling highlighted on the mainstage at the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit in September 2019 with real economy commitments made by governments, cities, industry and financial institutions to support an accelerated transition.
  2. Following our on future energy systems, we saw major funding for large-scale demonstrators provided by the UK government under their Prospering from the energy revolution fund.
  3. Our involvement as a founding member of the business-led Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Group helped to align countless other stakeholders’ calls for making energy efficiency a UK infrastructure investment priority. As a result, all main parties committed to major energy efficiency programmes in their 2019 election manifestos, with implementation to support green post-pandemic recovery now the focus.

Focus areas

Place-Based Transitions

Place-Based Transitions encompass decarbonisation and adaptation to a warming world at local level, and are about securing people-centred benefits – just transition, affordable healthy homes, workplaces and cities, vibrant and circular local economies, inclusion and participation – that are possible with the building of the distributed, ‘small’ infrastructures, such as energy efficiency, smart clean heating and cooling, that the net zero transition requires.

We work with partners and in coalitions, through thought leadership, policy and political engagement, for institutional, financial, fiscal and regulatory reforms that accelerate place-based transitions consistent with meeting climate targets and social needs.

Pedro Guertler

Programme Leader

Larissa Gross

Research Manager

Colm Britchfield

Researcher

Ed Matthew

Campaigns Director

Juliet Phillips

Senior Policy Advisor

Adeline Rochet

Senior Policy Advisor

Namita Kambli

Senior Researcher

Roxana Dela Fiamor

Researcher

Vilislava Ivanova

Senior Researcher

Maria Pastukhova

Senior Policy Advisor

James Hawkins

Research Manager

Regulation and Systems Transitions

Delivering net-zero emissions will depend on the way we govern and regulate economic activities. This new challenge requires new approaches.

We work with partners to provide thought leadership and practical proposals to re-shape governance and regulation frameworks in the EU and elsewhere.

Lisa Fischer

Programme Leader

Ronan Palmer

Associate Director - Clean Economy

Simon Skillings

Senior Associate

Johanna Lehne

Senior Policy Advisor

Juliet Phillips

Senior Policy Advisor

Eleonora Moro

Researcher

Léa Pilsner

Policy Advisor

Adeline Rochet

Senior Policy Advisor

Colm Britchfield

Researcher

Maria Pastukhova

Senior Policy Advisor

Namita Kambli

Senior Researcher

Pauline Sophie Heinrichs

Policy Advisor

Raphael Hanoteaux

Senior Policy Advisor

Vilislava Ivanova

Senior Researcher

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