Government and public sector
Robust science-based environmental support
From policy analysis and development of national commitments, to evidence collection, modelling, design and implementation of environmental measures to create a sustainable world.
Robust science-based environmental support
Our team of experts provide the support to develop policies and strategies that demonstrably reduce the impacts of climate change. We'll suport you with problem analysis and needs assessment, definition of policy objectives and the related intervention logic development, identification of alternative future policy options, and position paper preparation.
Ricardo has extensive expertise in providing robust and leading-edge modelling support to governments around the world. From macro-economic models that analyse the impact of policy on future environmental, energy and socio-economic scenarios, through to near-real time modelling. Our support delivers robust insights for improved decision making, enabling policy makers to achieve national and sub-national climate ambitions.
Ricardo supported policymakers from 16 countries to put forward fair and ambitious Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for Paris that reflected each country’s development goals, and is now supporting countries to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). This includes the development of national NDC implementation roadmaps, sector action plans, implementation tools and procedures, and capturing the synergies between NDCs and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).
Our NDC team includes internationally-recognised climate policy and sectoral experts who can advise on specific technical solutions and are well-placed to support governments on the NDC implementation journey.
We support governments with adaptation, mitigation, climate finance, Measurement, reporting and verification (MRV), NDC governance and stakeholder engagement and communication.
We provide the robust and reliable evidence required to future-proof decision-making in response. Our support includes:
- Cost-benefit analysis: we provide suitable approaches for assessing costs and benefits in line with national or international appraisal guidelines.
- Financial analysis: we create financial models to assess the profitability of business cases around green technology investments.
- Emissions modelling: we generate modelling tools to make projections for carbon and air pollution emissions for example carbon and emissions from fleets across all modes of transport.
- Techno-economic modelling tools: we develop tailored models to assess the environmental and socio-economic performance of a portfolio of abatement technologies for industry, transport fleets and infrastructure.
Key segments within the Government and public sector market.
Ricardo provides impartial evidence and analysis underpinning environmental policymaking throughout the policy life cycle.
Helping you understand the challenges facing agriculture and implement sustainable solutions that deliver effective results.Learn more
Ricardo supports utilities, mining, resources, healthcare and the public sector to develop, deliver and manage their projects and assets.Learn more
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Ricardo offers world-class technical consulting services to enable our customers to get the most from their products and services in the energy, transportation and manufacturing sectors.Learn more
Measuring and improving air quality in the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh
Ricardo deliver a consolidated air quality evidence base to support development of Riyadh's air quality policy.
Sheffield City Council steels itself for a bright new future
Over nine months, Ricardo worked in partnership to provide a roadmap to help achieve the ambitious goal of the city being zero carbon by 2030.
Ricardo air quality expertise to help European Commission reduce premature deaths from air pollution
We have guided the European Commission’s revision of key European air quality legislation to protect human health and the environment.
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