Sandbag is a not-for-profit climate change policy think tank based in Brussels and London.
Mission & Vision
Sandbag’s vision is that climate policy in Europe, including the UK, should be robustly designed to drive rapid, sustainable and cost-effective emissions reductions, consistent with achieving internationally-agreed targets.
Our mission is to provide targeted, evidence-based advocacy at the points of highest leverage, with Sandbag’s analysis and data tools being trusted and consulted by key decision-makers.
The principle that we follow in all our work is: put your effort where it has the biggest impact.
Our key areas of focus are:
Sandbag’s advocacy activity is underpinned by sophisticated modelling, data tools and data visualisation.
We have led a number of successful campaigns to improve European climate policy, including:
removing hundreds of millions of ‘unused allowances’ from the oversupplied EU ETS
winning the introduction of the Market Stability Reserve, to lock away surplus allowances
set an ambitious fifth carbon budget in the UK
helping to secure a ban on polluting HFC offset credits
Sandbag was founded in 2008 by Baroness Bryony Worthington to shine a light on what was really going on in emissions trading in the EU and to enable people to buy and remove the surplus carbon allowances from the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).
Sandbag informs and influences European and UK legislation on climate change by working with the key policymakers and business representatives to change climate policy, supported by our in-depth research and analysis. We also work with campaigning organisations across Europe, supplying the data and evidence-base to secure wins for the climate. And – with the right pressure at the right time – we are able to make a big difference.
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is the Chair of the Board. Adrien is a Director at Natixis where he works on carbon asset management and renewable energy financing.
is the Founder of ClearBright Consulting, a communications agency specialising in sustainability and climate change.
is an independent climate & energy policy consultant. Until recently she was Director of the Corporate Leaders Group and the European Green Growth Platform and remains a Strategic Advisor to these groups.
Baroness Bryony Worthington
is Sandbag’s founder, and is now Director at the Environmental Defense Fund Europe.
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