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CO-BENS

Climate Outcomes and Benefits for the Economy, Nature and Society

CO-BENS develops methodologies and models to understand how climate action complements and conflicts with the wider set of economic, environmental and social challenges we are facing.

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A net-zero society needs net zero homes, buildings, and transport networks but GHG emissions are rarely the reason we retrofit our homes, refit businesses, or improve our transport networks.

CO-BENS develops methodologies and models to understand how climate action complements and conflicts with the wider set of economic, environmental and social challenges we are facing.

The purpose of this work is fundamentally action oriented: in the face of competing and conflicting challenges facing households, businesses and government, finding the ways climate action can lead to greener, healthier more economically resilient communities is critical to expanding the scale and scope of climate action.

The CO-BENS project is funded by the Data Lab, Scotland’s innovation centre for data and AI.  

For more information, contact project lead Andrew Sudmont: andrew.sudmant@ed.ac.uk.