Our mission is to provide evidence, expertise and training to respond to climate change and support sustainable transitions for people and planet. Our interdisciplinary teams carry out innovative research on energy, finance, sustainable economies, innovation and human-ecosystem interactions.
Discover the research across the following themes:
We employ a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods in our research. We host three research groups that focus on economic methods across our research projects and themes:
Our research studies the inter-linkages between the economy and the environment, focussing on the use and management of scarce resources and assessing the impacts of resource and environmental policies on the economy.
Econometric assessment focuses on the modelling and evaluation of natural resources, including food and energy. We cover a wide range of topics such as climate change, crop yield, trade, energy demand and energy efficiency, food systems, commodity markets, biodiversity and models for road traffic.
Behavioural environmental economics is a methodological group that brings together staff and students who apply behavioural economics theories and techniques to promote sustainable and environmentally friendly behaviours and choices.
Through our research we tackle some of the fundamental sustainability issues facing society. You can explore our project directory to discover the array of past and present research projects undertaken by the Institute.