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

Climate Neutral Energy Systems

The Climate Neutral Energy Systems programme aims to advance the energy infrastructure, markets and diplomacy needed to transition to climate neutrality. Our goal is to build the horizontal structures that facilitate industry, power and place based transitions to thrive and be elevated to scale – thereby enabling an orderly, well-managed phase down of our fossil fuel economy, particularly gas-based. We do this by investing in thought leadership and building coalitions for institutional, financial, fiscal and regulatory reform and innovation.

Lisa Fischer

Programme Leader

Annisa Sekaringtias

Senior Researcher

Maria Pastukhova

Senior Policy Advisor

Vilislava Ivanova

Senior Researcher

Jonathan Held

Senior Researcher

Simon Skillings

Senior Associate

Artur Patuleia

Senior Associate

Eunjung Lee

Senior Policy Advisor

Rheanna Johnston

Policy Advisor

Raphael Hanoteaux

Senior Policy Advisor

Mathias Koch

Policy Advisor

Kamila Godzinska

Researcher

Catherine Abreu

Senior Associate

Genady Kondarev

Senior Associate

Industry Transition and Trade

The Industry Transition and Trade programme aims to support the global transition to cleaner, more circular production and consumption systems. Our goal is a climate-neutral material economy that allows for well-paying, resilient and zero carbon employment opportunities and supports inclusive, environmental and economic outcomes internationally.

We work with civil society partners and progressive businesses, building coalitions and generating thought leadership to secure the key changes in industrial, innovation and trade policy required to accelerate industrial decarbonisation.

Michele Rimini

Programme Leader

Jonny Peters

Senior Policy Advisor

Katinka Lund Waagsaether

Senior Policy Adviser

Domien Vangenechten

Policy Advisor

Ronan Palmer

Associate Director - Clean Economy

Léa Pilsner

Policy Advisor

Simon Skillings

Senior Associate

Johanna Lehne

Senior Policy Advisor

Macroeconomy

To change the global economy to operate at net zero means addressing the way the present system architecture promotes clean investment, and manages both the risks of climate change and the impact of the net zero transition. Our work includes addressing how Finance Ministers and Central Banks — overseen by the IMF — manage economies, how fiscal space to enable transition investment can be enhanced, and how economic development models need to adjust to take account of the climate crisis.

We work with a range of public and civil society organisations active in the macroeconomic space. We identify pathways forward for a global clean economy and bring key actors together to develop and implement solutions.

Dileimy Orozco

Senior Policy Advisor

Njavwa Sanga

Researcher

Ronan Palmer

Associate Director - Clean Economy

Franklin Steves

Senior Policy Adviser - Interim Head of the Better Recovery Unit

Melanie Brusseler

Senior Researcher

Ciarán Humphreys

Researcher

Sandra Tzvetkova

Policy Advisor

Ed Brophy

Senior Associate

Place-Based Transitions

Place-Based Transitions encompass decarbonisation and adaptation to a warming world at the local level. They aim to secure people-centred benefits in the drive towards climate safety: just transition; affordable healthy homes, workplaces and cities; vibrant and circular local economies; inclusion and participation. 

These benefits become possible by building the distributed, ‘small’ infrastructures – including energy efficiency and 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

Policy Advisor

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

Matthew Jones

Researcher

Anna Peran

Researcher

Annisa Sekaringtias

Senior Researcher

Simon Skillings

Senior Associate

Theresa Griffin

Senior Associate