What is Climate Desk

McKinsey’s Climate Desk combines climate economics simulation models and expert support to develop insights on the economic impact of climate change regulation on different sectors, regions, and technologies. It builds on McKinsey’s unique global greenhouse gas abatement cost curve model – a globally comprehensive technology-by-technology mapping of all major emission reduction opportunities across all relevant sectors and world regions. The service is designed to provide a robust and comprehensive fact base for the specific needs of businesses as well as policy makers.

  • Impact of the financial crisis on carbon economics: Version 2.1 of the global greenhouse gas abatement cost curve.(Download the note pdf)
  • Pathways to a Low-Carbon Economy: Version 2 of the global greenhouse gas abatement cost curve, January 2009 (Download the report)
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