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 is the Global Stocktake?
- What is deep-sea mining and how is it connected to the net zero transition?
- What opportunities and risks does AI present for climate action?
- How much do renewables contribute to the UK’s energy mix and what policies support their expansion?
- How does climate change impact on international trade?
- How does trade contribute to climate change and how can it advance climate action?
- How do climate policy and carbon border adjustments affect international trade?
- 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?