Environmental policy and strategy

Environmental policy and strategy

Services

Ricardo’s experts have a proven track record of designing and implementing robust carbon market mechanisms in industrialised and developing countries that enable our customers to achieve environmental and economic progress.

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Our extensive experience in strategic consulting, combined with the depth of expertise in climate science and technical environmental subject matters, enables our experts to provide comprehensive support to an organisation's understanding and response to climate risk

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Our analysis is underpinned by a detailed knowledge of the sectors, businesses and technologies concerned, ensuring our work is grounded by an understanding of how markets work in practice.

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Expertise on policy design, industrial emissions abatement, renewable energy deployment, climate finance, measurement, reporting and verification, and inventory design.

Climate change

We advise policy makers and regulators around the world covering all stages of the policy cycle. We work to support governments to make mobility services and infrastructure more accessible and reduce transport’s contribution to climate change and air pollution. 

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Environmental policy and strategy

Markets

Evidence and analysis for policymaking

Ricardo provides impartial evidence and analysis underpinning environmental policymaking throughout the policy life cycle – from planning interventions, impact assessment, stakeholder engagement through to evaluation.

Our clients operate at the heart of environmental policymaking and need impartial evidence. Our objective technical expertise and robust economics generate high-quality analysis that stands up to scrutiny. 

Our clients rely on our wide range of subject matter experts to enable robust policymaking. We have in-house specialists in subjects including, air quality, sustainable transport, industrial emissions, chemicals, water, waste and the circular economy, climate finance, climate mitigation and adaptation, carbon markets, energy systems and agriculture.

We provide economic and financial analysis to support policy, regulatory, business-planning and investment decisions to governments and businesses worldwide. Our economists combine quantitative and qualitative methods using a range of analytical methods, including cost-benefit analysis, socio-economic assessment, financial modelling, supply-chain and market mapping.

We work with policymakers who need to maximise environmental outcomes while minimising economic and social impacts. Our advice follows best practice by adhering to the EU’s Better Regulation guidelines.

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Future EU chemical legislation puts Europe’s 4th largest manufacturing industry at major crossroads

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Ricardo produces menu of options for food and drink sector

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Ricardo air quality expertise to help European Commission reduce premature deaths from air pollution

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Environmental policy and strategy Resources

Ricardo supports European Commission’s environmental legislation proposals

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Ricardo supports European Commission in developing new 'Fit for 55' climate package

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Overview of the proposed 'universal' restriction proposal for PFAS

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Helping local authorities deliver an effective response to the climate emergency

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