Environmental policy

Environmental policy

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.

We provide:

  • Technical expertise: 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. 
  • Economic analysis: 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.
  • Advice following best practice: 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.

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. We add value in environmental policymaking by bringing together economic techniques with our subject matter expertise. If you'd like to discuss your policy needs, please email us at [email protected] or fill the right hand side form.

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