Chatham House research on climate focuses around two broad areas: climate change and low-carbon development. Work on this topic includes research on global climate action and climate policy; the impact of livestock, animal agriculture and western diets on climate change; EU climate and energy policy; and managing the political economy of low-carbon development.

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An employee works on an excavator at storing fuel composed of wood chips to be used for the UEM (Usine d’Electricité de Metz) biomass plant in Metz, eastern France. Photo: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

The Impacts of the Demand for Woody Biomass for Power and Heat on Climate and Forests

Biomass power station. Photo: Universal Images Group via Getty Images.
Research paper

Woody Biomass for Power and Heat: Impacts on the Global Climate

Climate change demonstrators hold up a sign with the text 'system change not climate change' in front of the Eiffel Tower. Photo: NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images.
Research paper

Paris Mismatches: The Impact of the COP21 Climate Change Negotiations on the Oil and Gas Industries

A line of electricity pylons stretches beyond fields of rapeseed near Hutton Rudby, North Yorkshire, on 27 April 2015.Photo: OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

UK Unplugged? The Impacts of Brexit on Energy and Climate Policy

The slogan '1.5 Degrees' is projected on the Eiffel Tower as part of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) on 11 December 2015 in Paris, France. Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images.
Chatham House Briefing

Post-Paris: Taking Forward the Global Climate Change Deal

True colour satellite image of Europe at night. Photo: Planet Observer/Universal Images Group via Getty Images.
Research paper

Europe’s Energy Union: Foreign Policy Implications for Energy Security, Climate and Competitiveness

International Affairs

Implications of climate change for the UN Security Council: mapping the range of potential policy responses

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International Affairs

Why wealthy countries must not drop nuclear energy: coal power, climate change and the fate of the global poor

In this aerial image, icebergs are seen as a glacier is flown into the sea on July 30, 2012 near Qaanaaq, Greenland. Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images.
Research paper

A Global Response to HFCs through Fair and Effective Ozone and Climate Policies


Papers for conference: Delivering Concrete Climate Change Action

International Affairs

Mainstreaming the environment into post-war recovery: the case for 'ecological development'

Other resource

The UK's Vision for Tackling Climate Change

The World Today

Graphic showing the role of satellite images in tracking environmental damage

The World Today

Green Living


Papers for conference: Climate Change 2012

Chatham House-Lloyd's Risk Insight Report

Arctic Opening: Opportunity and Risk in the High North

The World Today

Throw nothing away. It's time to upcycle

Research paper

Unlocking Finance for Clean Energy: The Need for 'Investment Grade' Policy