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Our aims and intellectual focus
The Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR) produces interdisciplinary scholarly research to identify and assess policies that reduce the risks of climate change while allowing for global economic development. We do this through the study of both mitigation (reducing climate change) and adaptation (reducing the risks when climate change does occur). At the heart of our research is the development of integrated models that allow for the complexity of social and physical processes to emerge through linking knowledge of economic, environmental, energy, land and public health. 
We 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, risk assessment, spatial analysis, land and property management.

In addition to research, the staff of 4CMR provide modules in the MPhil programme of the Department, supervise undergraduate, MPhil and PhD student dissertations, and engage with policy makers and thought leaders around issues of climate change mitigation and adaptation. 




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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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