Our Work

Rigorous and relevant climate change research is crucial in meeting our policy objectives.

Our research objectives are to:

  • 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.

Phase 2 research themes

Understanding green growth and climate-compatible development

Advancing climate finance and investment

Evaluating the performance of climate policies

Managing climate risks and uncertainties and strengthening climate services

Enabling rapid transitions in mitigation and adaptation

Phase 1 research themes

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