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Research Themes

A guide to our Research Themes and Projects

Research at 4CMR concerns understanding the dynamics of, and finding paths forward in reducing the risks of climate change and improving sustainability while allowing for global economic development. Our research activities are divided in six thematic groups, in each of which several researchers contribute. Our themes however overlap significantly, contributing to each other.

Conservation, Development and Sustainable Land Use
Law, policy and finance for sustainable land development
Economics of Avoiding Climate Change
E3ME: a macroeconometric model of the global economy
Energy Systems Modelling
ESM Research: the Future Technology Transformations (FTT) project
Integrated Climate Impacts Assessment
Assessing the impact of climate mitigation and adaptation policies using systems models
Supply Chains and Input-Output Models for Decarbonisation
Developing environmentally extended input-output models to assess greenhouse gas reduction across production layers and supply chains of the global economy.
Vulnerability and Adaptation
Identifying and reducing vulnerability of the built environment and economies to climate change at community, national and global scale
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A key area of research at 4CMR over the past 5 years has been the development of the Future Technology Transformation model, used in exploring how policies influence global technology and carbon. This includes an on-line visualisation tool so you can view our results.

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4CMR works closely with the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, with overlapping interests, skills and projects. C-EENRG is also located in the Department of Land Economy, with a core mission to "conduct integrative research on the governance of environmental transitions, understood as social and technological processes driven by environmental constraints that lead to fundamental changes in social organisation."

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