UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


Climate Compatible Growth

Climate Compatible Growth is a £38m UK ODA-funded research programme, helping developing countries take a path of low carbon development whilst unlocking profitable investment in green infrastructure.

Rural landscape in India with a truck in the foreground and wind turbines and pylons in the background

20 October 2021

Key information

  • Funder: FCDO
  • Start: 2021
  • End: 2025
  • Collaborators: Loughborough University, Imperial College London, University of Oxford, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Centre for Global Equality, University of Cambridge, Sustain 2030, Climate Parliament and The Open University. 

The Climate Compatible Growth (CCG) programme is funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to support investment in sustainable energy and transport systems to meet development priorities in the Global South.

CCG provides research and global public goods. These are to help countries develop economic strategies, plans, and policies to attract investment into low-carbon growth opportunities across multiple sectors. These are to support growth aspirations and better meet the SDGs.

The programme brings together some of the UK’s leading universities including UCL, Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College, Open University and Loughborough University; and development organisations including the Centre for Global Equality. It partners them with local researchers, governments, parliamentarians, Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), and International Organizations (IOs) to identify appropriate low-carbon development pathways. This includes assessing the most fit-for-purpose policy, regulatory, market models, and risk mitigation options to implement them. The programme and its partners will develop a range of open source tools, models, and datasets that will be global public goods available to all countries.

The long-term aims of CCG are closely aligned with the aims of the COP26 Energy and Transport campaigns to accelerate the low-carbon transition.


Find out more on the Climate Compatible Growth website

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