Political Economy and Governance

Building a climate-safe world requires aligning different forces in society to create the laws and institutions necessary to drive change. Political Economy and Governance sits at the heart of our work, setting out to understand how economic conditions interact with political systems to produce decisions on climate change.

Political Economy and Governance

 

 

Through global political analysis, strategy and institutional reform, we work with partners, from NGOs, governments, and business to turn public concern on the climate into action.

Political economy and governance underpins everything else we do. Our work in this area spans the globe, across Europe, Asia, North and South America.

Our world-leading Political Economy Mapping Methodology (PEMM) tool systematically assesses and maps the political economy of individual countries to seek opportunities for a safer climate economy. Our staff have deep expertise in governance, regulatory systems and institution building at the national and global level.

Track record

  1. Our Political Economy Mapping Methodology has underpinned advice and analysis to major philanthropic institutions, NGOs and governments.
  2. We have a long track record of working on national and international governance reform including the development of new institutions, such as green investment banks and climate risk management approaches.
  3. We have collaborated with major universities, including The University of Oxford and Imperial College London. In 2018 E3G and The University of Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme won the French Social Investment Forum & UN Principles for Responsible Investment prize for best ‘pedagogical innovation.’

Focus areas

Climate Governance

Policymakers are devising climate strategies to reach climate neutrality. Their decisions are influenced by scientific advice, politics, public opinion and stakeholders.

Climate governance is about organising this advice, avoiding capture by incumbents and navigating the politics of the transition.

Nick Mabey

Co-founding Director and Chief Executive

Shane Tomlinson

Deputy CEO

Manon Dufour

Head of Brussels Office

Elisa Giannelli

Researcher

Political Economy Mapping

Understanding and shaping climate transition politics is key to overcoming the challenges of delivering a climate-safe future.

Our Political Economy Mapping Methodology (PEMM) assesses opportunities and threats to countries from the transition, supporting better development choices and building confidence and legitimacy to increase climate ambition.

Shane Tomlinson

Deputy CEO

Private: Tina Marie Marchand

Research Manager

James Hawkins

Senior Researcher

Political Insights

Understanding the state of climate politics is crucial to drive change forward. Our work on political insights provides thought leadership and analysis to connect the politics with the policy.

From tracking major trends in different geographies, to understanding how climate relates to broader issues such as trade, security and health, our insights enable decision makers to be at the cutting edge.

Nick Mabey

Co-founding Director and Chief Executive

Tom Burke

Co-founding Director and Chairman

Shane Tomlinson

Deputy CEO

Manon Dufour

Head of Brussels Office

Brick Medak

Head of Berlin Office

Ed Matthew

Associate Director

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