Sandbag is a non-profit climate change think tank based in Brussels and London.
Mission & Vision
Sandbag’s vision is that climate policy in Europe and beyond should be robustly designed to drive rapid and cost-effective emissions reductions, towards a net zero economy.
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.
We tackle Europe’s big emitters by focusing on:
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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Baroness Bryony Worthington
is Sandbag’s founder, and is now Director at the Environmental Defense Fund Europe.
is a Director at Natixis where he works on carbon asset management and renewable energy financing.
is Chair. Harry has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 30 years with BP and Shell and in consulting roles with EY. He is also a Special Adviser to Carbon Tracker.
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