Who we are...
The Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR) is dedicated to finding paths forward to reduce the risks of climate change and improve sustainability while allowing for global economic development. This includes strategies for carbon emissions reduction, sequestration of carbon in vegetation and improved resilience of the built environment, economies and social institutions to climate impacts. We investigate and help design a mix of public policies, market instruments and programmes affecting the decisions taken by individual actors and organisations.
4CMR are part of the Department of Land Economy of the University of Cambridge. Hence our work combines the perspectives of the faculty of the Department: economics, ecology, law, planning, finance, environmental policy, spatial analysis, land and property management...
We are both a centre with its own staff and a centre of activity within the Department of Land Economy, drawing on the intellectual perspectives and work of all of the faculty and students of that department. Through our Affiliates programme, we also bring in the expertise of researchers from throughout the University of Cambridge and elsewhere.
Our broadly interdisciplinary work meets our mission through scholarly and practical study of the interactions between energy, environmental and economic systems (E3), helping decision-makers meet the challenge of reducing the risks from climate change and related threats to sustainability.
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A University-Wide Resource
We are part of a network of research groups at the University of Cambridge advancing the world's understanding of the inter-related problems of climate change, sustainability, energy, economic prosperity, environmental quality and human health.
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4CMR has joined with YouGov-Cambridge in launching a national, EU and global polling project aimed at understanding the reasons behind attitudes of opinion-leaders and decision-makers on climate and energy actions, and the incentives needed to move community-scale, national and international actions forward.
Finding What You Need...
Research Papers summarising advances in E3 modelling and understanding the effectiveness of climate change policies being developed at 4CMR and at partner organisations.
Briefing Papers on a range of topics in E3. These papers explore the implications of different policies and methods of analysis for reducing the risks of climate change. These are all free to download.
Meet our partners Connecting you to 4CMR, our partner groups at the University of Cambridge, and the larger world of climate change research and policy.
Why E3? Why is our research concerned with integrating energy, environmental and economic processes and policies, rather than focussing on them separately?