Analysing policy recommendations aimed at tackling climate change and the shift to a more sustainable model of economic growth.

There are many complexities in environmental policy. But societal shifts are a key focus of Chatham House research, including reducing global meat consumption; developing a circular economy in which products are recycled, repaired or reused; and improving the sustainable management of natural resources such as water, forestry and timber, and fossil fuels as part of a more resilient ecosystem.

Future energy provision is also critical, with nuclear energy, renewable energy and natural gas predicted to become major sources. Renewable energy’s market share is increasing each year, but institutional, operational and political barriers can slow the pace of change.