Research and analysis

Second Climate Change Agreements scheme: evaluation

Evaluation findings on the second Climate Change Agreements (CCA) scheme.


Evaluation of the second Climate Change Agreements scheme: synthesis report

Technical report

Micro-econometric report

Macro-economic report

Survey data tables

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This research presents results from the evaluation of the second CCA scheme which started in 2013.The research was conducted between 2018 and 2020.

Phase 1

  • a literature and evidence review on voluntary agreements
  • piloting of micro- and macro-economic methods
  • reanalysis of past survey findings from evaluations of other schemes
  • production of an evaluation plan and theory of change

Phase 2

  • a quantitative telephone survey of 387 CCA participants
  • an online survey with sector associations and in-depth interviews with 19 sector bodies
  • in-depth interviews with 23 CCA participants, 9 non-participants and 3 energy consultancies
  • micro-economic analysis of energy consumption and economic variables
  • macro-economic modelling on energy demand and economic variables
  • cost-effectiveness analysis drawing on evidence across the workstreams
  • synthesis using contribution analysis and a theory of change

The impact evaluation was undertaken by CAG Consultants in partnership with University College London (UCL), Winning Moves, Cambridge Econometrics, Verco and Strategy Development Solutions.

Published 16 April 2020