About the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy
Mission | Policy objectives | Research objectives | Governance
The Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) brings together some of the world's leading researchers on climate change economics and policy, from many different disciplines. It was established in 2008.
CCCEP is hosted jointly by the University of Leeds and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and is chaired by Lord Nicholas Stern. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Munich Re.
We advance public and private action on climate change through rigorous, innovative research.
Climate change and its potential impacts are increasingly accepted, but economic, social and political systems have been slow to respond.
There is a clear and urgent need to speed up efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to unavoidable climate change - and our mission is to respond to this need.
In pursuit of its mission, the Centre has two main policy objectives:
Advance climate change policy and increase the capacity of public and private decision makers to respond to one of the most critical challenges facing the world today; and
Support a ‘new global deal' on climate change, through a formal state agreement and through a wider set of actions worldwide, by improving both the evidence base and the tools and implementation strategies available to decision makers.
Rigorous and relevant research are crucial in meeting the Centre's policy objectives. The Centre's research objectives are:
Undertake an ambitious, innovative and interdisciplinary programme of research, firmly grounded in theory but with practical applications, linking science and social science and combining quantitative and qualitative approaches; and
Conduct research of the highest academic standard, subjecting it to internal and external review through seminars, briefings and publication.
The Centre has five interlinked research programmes:
Developing climate science and economics
Climate change governance for a new global deal
Adaptation to climate change and human development
Governments, markets and climate change mitigation
The Munich Re Programme - evaluating the economics of climate risks and opportunities in the insurance sector
A steering committee provides advice about the general strategy of CCCEP.
The management group, led by the directors at LSE and the University of Leeds, ensures the achievement of the Centre's mission and its policy and research objectives.
The activities of the Centre complement the work of LSE's Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) at the University of Leeds.