CCG: Climate Compatible Growth
We’re very excited to be part of a £38m project on Climate Compatible Growth which is a multi-institutional programme involving Jon Cullen from Resource Efficiency Collective in the Cambridge Engineering Department and Lara Allen from Centre for Global Equality.
CCG is a UK ODA-funded research programme helping developing countries take a path of low carbon development whilst simultaneously unlocking profitable investment in green infrastructure, opening up new markets and supporting delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Left unchecked, climate change will cause major economic, social and environmental damage. It presents a serious global security threat that includes disruptions to food systems, water resources, health and ecosystems. Developing countries are at most immediate risk. Due to fewer resources and less infrastructure, the impact of climate change hits harder.
The UK is taking a global lead with policy commitments to net-zero emissions, a world-leading delivery of offshore wind, and world-class research in batteries, smart grids, energy efficiency and electric vehicles. CCG provides the means to change the way Governments and development institutions identify, prioritise and invest in new low-carbon development pathways. CCG will sustain and accelerate global action beyond COP26 through deep, effective and long-term partnerships. CCG is about providing the right evidence at the right time on how developing countries can respond best to the low-carbon transition against a backdrop of COVID-19 economic recovery and rapidly transforming technological and economic landscapes in energy, transport, industry and other inclusive economic growth sectors.
CCG ambition is driven by strong and enduring national and international partnerships and co-creativity. The CCG partnership is managed by Loughborough University. Partners include academics from Imperial College, Open University, KTH, University College London, University of Oxford, and University of Cambridge.
We will be exploring the material and industrial implication of future low carbon energy and transport systems while Lara Allen from CGE will be leading the National Partnerships workstream which will foster collaborations with stakeholders in developing countries and facilitate co-development of CCG platforms.
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