Transition to zero emissions growth
The pursuit of ‘zero emissions growth’ offers the opportunity for economies to expand and develop while still protecting the environment. Without action, the expanding world economy will emit levels of carbon dioxide that leave little hope of halting climate change. An important component of our research is to better understand the economic, technological, behavioural and institutional factors that will assist the transition to zero emissions growth. This research includes analysis of the transition to low-carbon energy systems, strategic interactions and interdependencies between firms in green industrial networks, changes to dietary habits and the governance mechanisms at the local, national and international level.
Research projects and data resources
- What are ‘critical minerals’ and what is their significance for climate change action?
- What is blue finance?
- What is the UK’s policy approach to carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS)?
- What technology do we need to cut carbon emissions?
- What is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)?
- What are the UN ‘COP’ climate change conferences?
- Why is net zero so important in the fight against climate change?
- What is the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)?
- How is China tackling climate change?
- How important is hydrogen to climate action and what are countries doing about it?
- Can we have economic growth and tackle climate change at the same time?
- What are nature-based solutions to climate change?
- What are carbon offsets?
- What is carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) and what role can it play in tackling climate change?
- What are stranded assets?
- What is the role of nuclear in the energy mix and in reducing greenhouse gas emissions?
- How is India tackling climate change?