Areas of expertise

Climate change

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Our work in this area has mainly focussed on the development of an online tool to help experts appraise the potential environmental impacts of development projects, policies and value chains. The Ex-Ante Carbon Balance tool, or EX-ACT, allows analysts to estimate the impact of projects on greenhouse gas emissions, based on methods used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This tool can aid in the design of projects and in decision-making about funding, complementing the usual economic analysis of investments.