Meet our People

-Lecturer in Macroeconomics and Director of MSc Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
-Bye-fellow, Downing College, University of Cambridge
-College Research Associate, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge
-Trustee, The Cambridge Trust for New Thinking in Economics
-Associate, Laurence Mee Centre for Society and the Sea, The Scottish Association of Marine Science

Annela is a Post Keynesian macroeconomist and whole-systemenergy-environment-economy modeller who enjoys working closely with industry, policymakers and environmental campaigners as well as with scientists from other disciplines. She teaches economics and works regularly on projects commissioned by the European Commission, UN bodies, NGOs and various country governments. Annela holds a Diploma in Business Administration, a BSc and an MA in Biology and a BSc in Economics. After working several years in business she received her MPhil in Environmental Policy and her PhD in Applied Macroeconomics from the University of Cambridge where she continued working as a Senior Research Associate until joining the University of East Anglia. Her collaboration with Cambridge economists continues through her involvement in Downing and Emmanuel Colleges and in the Cambridge Trust for New Thinking in Economics that promotes more realistic and whole-system thinking in economics. She grew up messing about on her Dad’s fishing boats on an island in the Baltic Sea, loves sailing and practicing upright bass (hopes she’ll be able to join a jazz band one day). She is the mother of two teenagers.

Research interests:

-Modelling macroeconomic and emissions impacts of climate change and other environmental policies
-Large scale whole-system macroeconometric Energy-Environment Economy modelling
-Macroeconomics of ecosystems
-Green growth
-Climate change policies for international shipping and aviation
-Co-benefits and adverse effects of environmental change and policies
-Applied macroeconomics, political economy
-Science-industry-policy interactions, outreach

Harro van Asselt , PhD (VU University Amsterdam, cum laude), LL.M. (International Law, VU University Amsterdam), is a Visiting Research Associate with the Environmental Change Institute. He is a postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Stockholm Environment Institute and a Visiting Researcher at the department of Environmental Policy Analysis at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) of the VU University Amsterdam. He is also a Research Fellow with the Earth System Governance project.

His main research interests include international climate change law and policy, trade and environment interactions, international environmental governance, and the implementation of European environmental law and policy. His doctoral thesis, to be published in 2014 with Edward Elgar, examines the fragmentation of global climate change governance, in which he examines interactions between the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Kyoto Protocol and other international agreements, including the Convention on Biological Diversity and the agreements of the World Trade Organization. From February to May 2007 he was a Visiting Associate at the Department of Value and Decision Science at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. From October to December 2008, he was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Dean Rusk Center of the University of Georgia School of Law, United States.

Harro has published numerous book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, and is co-editor of the book Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation? (Cambridge University Press, 2010). He is Editor of the Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law (RECIEL), and Associate Editor of the Carbon & Climate Law Review. He is member of the International Law Association, the International Studies Association, and the European Society of International Law.

Dr. Julian Barquin obtained his Electrical Engineering degree at Comillas University in 1988 and his Physics degree at UNED University in 1994. He finished his Ph. D. degree at Comillas University in 1993 about power systems voltage stability. He joined Comillas University, where he became professor (Profesor Propio). Since July 2012 he is at Regulatory Affairs, Endesa (Enel group).

His research activities have revolved around technical and economic analysis of electrical power systems. He is author or coauthor of 8 books and more of 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He has headed more than 30 research projects and has been participant in many others. He has been visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) and visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge (UK).

John holds a Chair in Ecological Economics at the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI), University of Leeds. His research interests include sustainable consumption and production (SCP) modelling, carbon accounting and exploring the transition to a low carbon pathway. He has an extensive knowledge of the use of Multi-Regional Environmental Input-Output modelling to understand the effectiveness of strategies and policies to deliver a low carbon economy.

My research is predominately funded by the UK Government (Defra) and the UK Energy Research Centre. These key areas of research have involved the building of global trade models to understand the embedded carbon emissions in goods and services and estimating the upstream carbon emissions from emerging energy technologies. The techniques that I developed as part of my research are now used by numerous government departments to understand the consumer emissions of the UK as well as the carbon emissions embedded in products.

John is one of the lead advisors to Defra in relation to the development of PAS2050 and was commissioned by Defra to lead on understanding the carbon footprint of trade. John has been selected as a lead author for the IPCC 5th Assessment for Working Group III. He has appeared regularly on Radio 4 news and discussion programmes, written numerous policy reports on SCP issues for a wide range of audiences.

Dr. Regina Betz is Joint Director (Economics) at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM) and a Senior Lecturer at the School of Economics at UNSW. She studied economics in Germany and the UK and obtained her PhD through research analysing the impact of different designs of carbon trading systems on transaction costs. From 1997-2004 she has been a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Environmental Technology and Environmental Economics at the Fraunhofer (FhG) Institute of Systems and Innovation Research in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Her work focuses on climate change policies and their associated instruments, such as Joint Implementation, the Clean Development Mechanism and particularly emissions trading. Her publications largely relate to the design and implementation of these instruments. From 1998 -2004 she has been a consultant to the German Federal Ministry of Environmental with respect to the Kyoto Mechanisms and Emissions trading (e.g. National Allocation Plan), and has been closely involved with European Union and United Nations negotiations on climate change (UNFCCC).

Dr Simone Borg read law at the University of Malta where she graduated with a doctorate degree in laws (LL.D.) in 1991 and a Magister Juris degree in International law in 1994. In 2009, she obtained her Ph.D. at the International Maritime Law Institute on the conservation of marine natural resources. She is the ambassador for Malta on climate change issues. Dr Borg worked for the public sector from 1991 to 2004 first as a First Secretary with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and then Head of the Legal and Multilateral Affairs Section within the Ministry of the Environment. During this time she was mainly responsible for negotiating Malta’s position in International Environmental Multilateral Agreements, including the negotiations to the Climate Change Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, the Barcelona Convention on the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea and its Protocols, the drafting of legislation and legal policy making in environmental and energy law. She coordinated the transposition of the environmental and energy acquis communautaire during Malta’s negotiations to become an EU member State. She also participated as a freelance legal expert on environmental law in various projects with the European Union and the United Nations. Dr Simone Borg served for two years as the first Chairperson to Malta’s Occupational Health and Safety Authority. She has chaired the Committee for Environmental Awards for Maltese Industry in its last two sessions. Presently, she is the Head of Department of the Environmental law and Resources law within the Faculty of Laws at the University of Malta, where she is a resident full time academic. She is also a visiting lecturer at the Catholic University of Leuven, the IMO’s International Maritime Law Institute and the University of Auckland in New Zealand. She has published many articles and papers including articles on the role of Small Island States in International law. She has written two Monographs on Malta’s Environmental Law. She is a Co Chair of the Forum of Legal Experts on Climate Change Adaptation. She was the legal adviser to the Malta Policy Group of Experts on Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change. She is also Malta’s representative to the EU Group of Experts on Adaptation to Climate Change.
Research Interests
Environmental law and policy; energy and climate change law and policy; sustainable development and natural resource management law and policy; international law international maritime law and international relations

Maurits is currently acting chair of the Climate Strategies board. He was most recently Senior Policy officer at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs until 2015 where he worked on the EU Energy & Climate 2030 package. He has also been involved from the year 2000 in developing the EU Emission Trading System (ETS) directive as representative of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. He was actively involved in the review of the EU ETS between 2008-2009.

Other experience:

  • member of the team that set up the renewable heat policy for the Netherlands
  • set up the first CO2 tender for Joint Implementation projects (ERUPT) in the Netherlands
  • member of the EU Economic Policy Committee working group on Climate and Energy
  • (2000-2010) member of the Dutch climate change delegation
  • participated in the International Energy Agency in-depth review of Belgium
  • Chair of the participant committee of the Prototype Carbon Fund (PCF) of the World Bank
  • member of the JI supervisory committee (JISC) of the UNFCCC.

Maurits Blanson Henkemans studied economics at Rotterdam University.

Thomas Brewer’s research focuses on the intersections of climate change issues with international trade, technology transfer and investment issues. His publications include numerous articles in the refereed journals. Climate Policy and Energy Policy, as well as chapters in books published by the Brookings Institution, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and other leading publishers. He is the editor and author of the introduction to a symposium on the intersection of international trade issues and climate trade issues in the refereed journal The World Economy. He is completing a book on the political economy of US government, business and public responses to climate change issues. He is a Lead Author for the Fifth Assessment Review of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III, and a member of the Panel of Experts for the Environmental Assessment of the North American Free Trade Agreement. He also a Schöller Foundation Research Fellow at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany, and a periodic Visiting Business Fellow at Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He is an Associate Fellow of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, and an emeritus faculty member of Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Maciej Bukowski has a PhD in Economics,  and is president of WiseEUROPA . In 2006-2013 President of Institute for Structural Research. Co-author of multiple Polish strategic documents, e.g. Hausner’s Plan, Poland 2030 – Development Challenges, Long-term National Development Strategy (Poland 2030 – Third wave of modernization). Project manager and author of various press commentaries and press articles regarding, among others, macroeconomics, energy policy, innovativeness, pension system and the labor market. – See more at: http://www.wise-institute.org.pl/en/aktualnosci.php?news=9&wid=65#sthash.Wzb0l3Y3.dpuf

Dr Rob Byrne is a lecturer in the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex. He convenes the Energy and Climate Change work of the Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS) Centre, a collaboration between SPRU and the Institute of Development Studies, also at the University of Sussex. Rob represents Sussex on the management committee of the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network, which is an international network of academics, policy makers, practitioners and others active or interested in using low carbon energy sources for development. Rob is also a member of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

Rob’s research and teaching are focussed on pro-poor and socially-just sustainability, primarily in developing-country contexts. His PhD analysed the evolution of the solar home system markets in Kenya and Tanzania, and Rob has continued to conduct research on solar in East Africa. He has also worked on other low carbon development research, including low carbon industrialisation in China. Rob is interested in how to harness low carbon technologies to achieve development goals, and what national and international policies can do to this end. In this regard, he has consulted for various bilateral and multilateral donors.

Rob’s first degree was in Engineering Design and Appropriate Technology from the University of Warwick in Coventry, UK. As an engineer, Rob worked at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, at the Rural Industries Innovation Centre in Botswana and for a Maasai NGO in Tanzania. Altogether, Rob has lived and worked for over five years in African countries. In Tanzania, he was a founding member of what is now the Tanzanian Renewable Energy Association. In 2004, Rob began his master’s and PhD training at SPRU, graduating in 2011.

Selected publications
(also see Sussex profile: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/people/lists/person/157680)
Byrne, R. (2011) Learning drivers: rural electrification regime building in Kenya and Tanzania, DPhil thesis, SPRU, University of Sussex, Brighton http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/6963/
Byrne, R. (2013) “Low Carbon Development in Tanzania: Lessons from its Solar Home System Market”, in F. Urban and J. Nordensvärd (eds.) Low Carbon Development: Key Issues, Routledge, London and New York: 240-255
Byrne, R., A. Smith, J. Watson and D. Ockwell (2012) “Energy Pathways in Low-Carbon Development: The Need to Go beyond Technology Transfer”, in D. Ockwell and A. Mallett (eds.) Low-Carbon Technology Transfer: From Rhetoric to Reality, Routledge, London and New York: 123-142
Watson, J. and R. Byrne (2012) “Low-Carbon Innovation in China: The Role of International Technology Transfer”, in D. Ockwell and A. Mallett (eds.) Low-Carbon Technology Transfer: From Rhetoric to Reality, Routledge, London and New York: 63-84
Watson, J., R. Byrne, D. Ockwell and M. Stua (2014) “Lessons from China: building technological capabilities for low carbon technology transfer and development”,
Climatic Change DOI:10.1007/s105840141124-1
Watson, J., R. Byrne, M. Morgan-Jones, F. Tsang, J. Opazo, C. Fry and S. Castle-Clarke (2012) “What are the major barriers to increased use of modern energy services among the world’s poorest people and are interventions to overcome these effective?”, CEE Review 11-004, Collaboration for Environmental Evidence: www.environmentalevidence.org/SR11004.html

Christa Clapp leads the climate finance team at CICERO, which is developing a framework for assessing green bonds and exploring research topics such as the effective use of finance for climate action. She has previously held positions at the OECD and at the US Environmental Protection Agency. She has more than a decade of experience in climate policy analysis, covering a range of topics including climate finance, low-emission development strategies, emission baselines, mitigation potential and costs, and competitiveness. Christa earned a National Honor Award EPA Gold Medal for Exceptional Service for her analysis of climate policy proposals for US Congress. She served as a Contributing Author to the IPCC 4th Assessment Report on Mitigation. Christa holds a Masters in International Relations and International Economics from SAIS at Johns Hopkins University.

Michel is an agricultural engineer and doctor of economics. Specialist in energy and climate issues, former member of the GEF and FGEF scientific panels. After the CEEETA (University of Lisbon), he joined ADEME, then directed ICE. He helped to set up IDDRI (The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations) in 2001.

Heleen de Coninck is associate professor in innovation studies and sustainability at the Department of Environmental Science at Radboud University Nijmegen’s Faculty of Science. Heleen is currently Chair of the Board of Climate Strategies. Before joining Radboud University, she worked for over 10 years on international energy and climate policy at the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), the largest energy research institute in the country, and on Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage as part of the IPCC Working Group III Technical Support Unit. Her current research focus is the role of innovation and technology in the international climate negotiations.

As a researcher, Heleen’s main focus of work is international climate policy and technology. Since her joining ECN in December 2001, she worked on international climate policy, rural electrification, the Clean Development Mechanism, CO2 capture and storage, capacity building in developing countries and policy interactions. From 2002-2005, she was part of the Technical Support Unit of the IPCC Working Group III, where she coordinated the Special Report on Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage. Since 2008, she managed a group of eight researchers focussing on international climate policy, energy and development, and technology transfer and acted as programme manager for ECN Policy Studies.

Heleen graduated in Chemistry and in Environmental Science, specialisation climate change and atmospheric chemistry, from the University of Nijmegen. After her studies, she worked as atmospheric chemistry researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany. In 2009, Heleen finished a PhD, which she conducted alongside her work at ECN, on technology in the international climate regime at the VU University Amsterdam in collaboration with Princeton University in the United States.

Esteve Corbera is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (ICTA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and a Research Associate at the School of International Development, University of East Anglia. His research focuses on the governance of land-use management options for climate mitigation across scales, including analyses of climate-policy and biodiversity conservation related instruments, such as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and carbon offset projects, and more recently also of large-scale agriculture for biofuels production. He is a member of the editorial boards of the journal Global Environmental Change and the Journal of Peasant Studies, and has been both a lead and a co-author in the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. His projects and publications can be found in his blog www.estevecorbera.com

Dr. Kasturi Das is an Associate Professor in Economics and International Business at the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad (Delhi-NCR), India. She is a Member of the E15 Expert Group on ‘Measures to Address Climate Change and the Trade System’ under the aegis of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Previously, Kasturi has held senior faculty positions in various Indian government think tanks, including the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) [Ministry of External Affairs], and the Centre for WTO Studies (IIFT) [Ministry of Commerce and Industry]. She has also worked with the Oxfam-GB.

She advised the Government of India on climate policy and WTO-related issues. She was awarded the ‘Governance of Clean Development Visiting Fellowship’ under the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) project ‘Governance of Clean Development’ at the University of East Anglia, UK.

Kasturi  has consulted with numerous institutions, including the UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), SAWTEE (South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment), ICRIER (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations); ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India), among others.

She has published extensively in a number of refereed journals that include Global Environmental Change, Journal of International Economic Law, Journal of World Intellectual Property, Journal of World Trade, Carbon and Climate Law Review, Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review, Economic and Political Weekly, among others. She has also contributed in several edited volumes including in Edward Elgar’ s Research Handbook on Environment, Health and the WTO and Research Handbook on the Protection of Intellectual Property under WTO Rules. She serves as a referee for a number of journals, including Climate Policy, World Development, and Journal of World Intellectual Property.

Her current areas of research interests include the interface of climate change issues with international trade and technology transfer, WTO-related issues, intellectual property rights, business sustainability, among other areas.

She has a PhD in Economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
For further details: http://www.imt.edu/FacultyandResearch/KasturiDas.aspx

Joanna Depledge is an affiliated lecturer at POLIS. Between 2003 and 2009, she was Sutasoma Research Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College. Her main research interest lies in international climate change politics, and the international climate change negotiations. She also works on global negotiation processes more generally, notably on the ozone depletion and international whaling regimes.

Joanna teaches and supervises on climate change for several courses at Cambridge, including on the Mphil in Fundamentals of International Environmental Law (Land Economy), and the MSt in International Relations (POLIS/Institute for Continuing Education). She is also a regular contributor to the journal Environmental Policy and Law on the climate change, ozone and International Whaling Commission (IWC) negotiations.

Joanna is a former staff member of the UN Climate Change Secretariat (1996-1998) and, up to 2002, continued to work for the Secretariat as a consultant, providing support to the negotiations and preparing public information products. She has also worked as a writer for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, reporting on climate change, ozone and biodiversity meetings.

She holds a PhD from University College London, an MSc (with distinction) in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BSc (first class) in Geography from Cambridge University.

Please visit the University of Cambridge website for a list of Joanna’s publications.

Nives is Professor at the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, University of Washington Seattle. She is also a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She teaches courses in International Environmental Policy, Economic Development and the Environment, Energy Policy, Public Policy Process, and Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation.

Her research examines institutional challenges in governing common pool resources at multiple levels of aggregation. She has co-edited two volumes. The first reviews theoretical advancements in the study of common pool resources that have been made in the last 15 years. The second analyses new challenges that owners, managers, policy makers and analysts face in managing natural commons, such as forests, water resources, and fisheries.

Her other published work includes journal articles examining countries’ response to mitigation of global climate change, media coverage and its impact on climate change legislative agenda in the U.S. states, implementation of climate change policy, and the impact of civil society in environmental policy in transitional economies.

Nives received her Joint Ph.D. from School of Public & Environmental Affairs and the Department of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Dr Thomas E. Downing is President of the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP) and Director of GCAP (UK). He received his PhD in Geography from Clark University. Over his career he has held a number of influential positions, including Advisor to the United Nations Environment Programme and recently the Munich Re Foundation Chair for social vulnerability. In his 30 years of experience working in the field of adaptation and vulnerability he has led numerous projects, his most recent being the EC ClimateCost project.

Before establishing GCAP, he was the Director of the Stockholm Environmental Institute’s Oxford office, where he managed a $2 million revenue base. Tom is an internationally recognised thought leader in adaptation and has published over 100 papers, books, reports and book reviews, including the Atlas of Climate Change (with Kirstin Dow). He is currently directing a project on an adaptation mainstreaming for the African Development Bank and has previously worked with the World Bank and Inter American Development Bank. Some of his most recent projects include working for the African Development Bank in Tunisia from 2010 to Present as the Project Director, the KfW Germany in India from 2010 to 2011 as the Project Lead, the Department for International Development in Tanzania in 2010 as the Project Director, the European Commission in Europe from 2008 to Present as the Project Co-ordinator, the United Nations Environment Programme in Africa from 2008 to 2010 as the Principal Investigator and the European Commission/Defra from 2006 to 2009 as the Lead, Technical Assistance.

Susanne Droege is Senior Fellow in the Global Issues Research Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin. She studied economics in Berlin, Warwick (UK), and Kiel (Germany). She was a research assistant at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management (1996-1999) and at the German Institute for Economic Research (1999-2006). She joined the SWP in 2006.

Susanne Droege has specialised in energy, climate and international economics and has a long-standing work experience on trade and environment. Recent research focuses on the EU’s unilateral approach to emissions trading, and international climate negotiations. Ms Droege is a project leader in the Climate Strategies network since 2008 working on carbon leakage and competitiveness effects from carbon pricing.

Navroz K Dubash is a senior fellow at CPR and coordinator of the Climate Initiative. His research and policy interests include climate change policy and governance at sub-national, national and international scales, the political economy of energy and water, the emergence of the regulatory state in the developing world and the role of civil society in global environmental governance. His current research focuses on governance mechanisms to operationalize ‘co-benefits’ in the context of national climate policy.

Navroz’s recent edited books include A Handbook of Climate Change and India: Development, Policy and Governance, and The Rise of the Regulatory State of the South. He has been a Lead Author and synthesis report author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (AR5), and has served on India’s Expert Committee on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth and other national committees on water and energy policy. He is an associate editor of Climate Policy and serves on the editorial boards of Global Environmental Politics, Energy Research in Social Science, Environmental Policy and Governance, and the Journal of Environment and Development.

Dr Dubash has earlier served as associate professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, IDFC Chair Professor of Governance and Public Policy at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy in Delhi, and senior associate at the World Resources Institute in Washington, DC. He has a long history of engagement with civil society organisations, including as the first international coordinator of the Climate Action Network, from 1990 until 1992. Dr Dubash holds an MA and PhD in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and an AB in public and international affairs from Princeton University.

Publications:

  1. Climate Policy Implications of data representation
  2. Building Productive Links between the UNFCCC and the Broader Climate Governance Landscape
  3. Who determines transformational change in development and climate finance?
  4. From Margins to Mainstream? State Climate Change Planning in India
  5. Measuring co-benfits of Climate Change mitigation
  6. Development in national climate  change mitigation legislation and strategy.

The “Handbook of Climate Change and India: Development, Politics and Governance” (published by OUP) can be accessed here.

Robyn Eckersley is a Professor in Political Science in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She is also an Executive member of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) and serves as co-convenor of MSSI’s Climate Transformations, and Sustainability in the Anthropocene, research clusters. She has published widely on climate change politics, including climate justice, the international climate negotiations, the interplay between the trade and climate regimes, comparative climate politics and climate discourses. Her most recent book is Globalization and the Environment (2013) (co-authored with P. Christoff). She was a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford in 2009- 2010 and served as the Arne Naess Chair in Global Justice and the Environment at the University of Oslo over the northern winter of 2010 to 2011. She was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in 2007.

Paul Ekins has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of London and is Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy, and Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources at University College London. He is also Deputy Director of the UK Energy Research Centre, in charge of its Resources and Vectors theme and also leads UCL’s involvement in large research consortia on Hydrogen and Bioenergy. He was a member of the Expert Panel of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment, and from 2002-2008 he was a Member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. He also has extensive experience consulting for business, government and international organisations. In 2012-14 Paul Ekins was the Chair of the UCL Green Economy Policy Commission, which published the report ‘Greening the Recovery’.

Paul Ekins’ academic work focuses on the conditions and policies for achieving an environmentally sustainable economy. He is the author of numerous papers, book-chapters and articles in a wide range of journals, and has written or edited twelve books, including Global Warming and Energy Demand (Routledge, 1995) and Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability: the Prospects for Green Growth (Routledge, London, 2000). Since 2008 he has edited or co-edited several books on energy including Carbon-Energy Taxation: Lessons from Europe (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009), Hydrogen Energy: Economic and Social Challenges (Earthscan, London, 2010), Energy 2050: the Transition to a Secure, Low-Carbon Energy System for the UK (Earthscan, London, 2011); and Global Energy: Issues, Potentials and Policy Implications (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015 forthcoming).

In 1994 Paul Ekins received a Global 500 Award ‘for outstanding environmental achievement’ from the United Nations Environment Programme. In the UK New Year’s Honours List for 2015 he received an OBE for services to environmental policy.

Jasper analyses policy instruments for improving the environmental performance of aviation and maritime shipping. He thrives assisting policy makers in the design of policy instruments that yield maximum environmental benefits at least economic cost. In the last couple of years Jasper has been very active in helping policy makers and stakeholders prepare for the inclusion of aviation in the ETS. He has also studied policy tools of potential use for establishing climate policy for shipping.

Professor Samuel Fankhauser is Co-Director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and Deputy Director of the ESRC-funded Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, both at the London School of Economics. He is also a Director of economics consultancy Vivid Economics and serves on the Committee on Climate Change, an independent public body that advises the UK government on carbon targets.

Sam’s research interests broadly lie in the area of environment and development, including climate finance and carbon markets, the economics of adaptation to climate change and climate policy in the UK. A list of his publications can be found on the website of the Grantham Research Institute, www. lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/

Previously, Sam served as Deputy Chief Economist and Director of Policy Studies at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Before that he worked at the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility and in the private sector. He has studied economics at the University of Berne (Switzerland), the London School of Economics and University College London.

Dr. Dora Fazekas is the former Research Manager of Climate Strategies. She coordinated and managed the CS research portfolio since 2009, after finishing her PhD in Environmental Economics focusing on carbon market implications of the new EU member states. She spent her Fulbright scholarship at the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York contributing to the development of a methodology to evaluate carbon and energy sustainability options in carbon footprint and labelling assessment which could serve as an industry standard.

Prior to starting her PhD she was a Counsellor at the Hungarian Ministry for Environment in the Energy and Climate Change Unit, and was heavily involved in the implementation of the EU ETS in her native Hungary.

Navraj is Senior Lecturer in Climate Law at Edinburgh Law School and Director of the LLM Programme in Law and Chinese. He has written extensively on the International climate regime, EU law and policy, climate litigation and the relationship between climate law and microeconomics. He is currently focussing on climate law in East Asia. He has been the Associate Editor of the journal Climate Law, and consulted for public bodies including the European Commission and OECD, as well as major energy corporations and international law firms.

Professor Michael Grubb is Senior Advisor on Sustainable Energy Policy to the UK Energy Regulator Ofgem. He is also Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy at the Institute of Sustainable Resources of University College London. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Climate Policy and is on the editorial board of Energy Policy, and was recently the Specialist Advisor to a House of Lords European Committee enquiry into ‘decarbonisation and competitiveness’. His former positions include Chair of the international research organization Climate Strategies; Chief Economist at the Carbon Trust; Professor of Climate Change and Energy Policy at Imperial College London; and head of Energy and Environment at Chatham House, and he continues to be associated with these institutions. In 2008 he was appointed to the UK Climate Change Committee, established under the UK Climate Change Bill to advise the government on future carbon budgets and to report to Parliament on their implementation.

Michael Grubb is author of seven books, fifty journal research articles and numerous other publications. He has held numerous advisory positions with governments, companies and international studies on climate change and energy policy, and has been a Lead Author for several reports of the IPCC on mitigation, including the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. He has recently completed a new book Planetary Economics, which brings together the lessons from 25 years of research and implementation of energy and climate policies, and is published in January 2014.

Emmanuel Guérin is a consultant at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).

Previously he was the Associate Director of Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He has also been the coordinator of the energy and climate programme at the French Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) between September 2007 and September 2013. The programme covers the international and domestic dimensions of energy and climate policies. It focuses on energy and climate economic modelling and back casting; on the implementation and the interaction of public policy instruments in Europe and big emerging countries; on the support for low carbon technology innovation and diffusion; and on the links between mitigation and trade policies.

Emmanuel leads, on behalf of Climate Strategies, an international network of economists working on climate, a European project gathering several leading research institutions on the strengthening of the European Climate and Energy Package (EU CEP). He is a visiting research fellow at the Grantham Institute of the London School of Economics. His research deals with the international dimension of green growth and focuses on the links between mitigation policies, global imbalances, and public debt. And he teaches the politics and the economics of the environment at Sciences Po University in Paris.

Emmanuel was policy advisor to the Chair of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations for two years, between Bali and Copenhagen. He was therefore personally involved in the international politics of the global deal on climate.

Emmanuel holds a master degree in International Affairs and Development Economics from Sciences Po University in Paris, and a bachelor degree in physics and chemistry from Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris. Before joining IDDRI, he has worked on development aid at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and on Chinese investments in Africa in the French Embassy in Mali.

Joyeeta Gupta is professor of environment and development in the global south at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research of the University of Amsterdam and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft. She is also a member of the Amsterdam Global Change Institute.

She is editor-in-chief of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics (IF 2.0) and is on the editorial board of journals for Carbon and Law Review, International Journal on Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Policy, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Catalan Environmental Law Journal, Review of European Community and International Environmental Law and the new International Journal of Water Governance.

Joyeeta leads the production of the 6th edition of the ‘Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6), the most comprehensive assessment of the state of the world’s environment. She was and continues to be lead author in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore and of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment which won the Zaved Second Prize.

She has published extensively. She is on the scientific steering committees of many different international programmes including the Global Water Systems Project and Earth System Governance.

Jean-Charles Hourcade is Research Director Emeritus of the National Center for Scientific Research  (CNRS) and Director of Studies Emeritus  at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (E.H.E.S.S) in France. Prior to this, he was acting Director of the CIRED (Centre International de Recherches sur l’Environnement et le Développement) between 1985 and 2012.

Since 1990, he has played a key role in French social science research coordination for backing up the awareness and negotiating capacities of official and governmental agencies in charge the climate change. He participated in the French negotiating team between COP 1 and COP 6.

He has led several EU research projects and was expert for most international agencies about environment and energy (OECD, UNEP, World Bank, InternationaI Energy Agency, International Atomic Energy Agency, UNESCO). He also participated actively in the IPCC, as a convening lead author for the 2nd and 3rd  assessment reports and lead author for the 4th and 5th reports.

Jean-Charles has authored 157 papers in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Climate Policy, Energy Policy and Ecological Economics. He has also been elected member of the National Committee of Research for Economic and Business Sciences (1989-1999) and for Social Sciences (2006-2010).

Stanley Igwebuike Ijeoma is Nigeria Country Representative and Member of the Committee of Chairs on the board World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) and CEO of Schrodinger Greentech, a Nigerian based corporate climate change consultancy.

In almost a decade of raw field climate change practice, Stanley has continued to interface with research and policy communities across the spectrum of the African society. He has been instrumental to the conception, design and implementation of two of the biggest initiatives driving climate change governance in Africa as co-author of the Technical Report of the African Union (AU) commissioned African Adaptation Initiative.

Stanley also pioneered and participated in the Lighting Africa Initiative Development Marketplace (DM) competition for the design and delivery of low cost, non-fossil fuel-based lighting products targeting low income consumers in Sub-Saharan Africa. This was part of broader Lighting Africa programme which seeks to reach 250 million Africans with modern, affordable low carbon lighting by 2030.  In 2008, he was part of the first Global Business Conference on off-grid lighting in Africa in Ghana.

As Africa’s foremost Enviropreneur, Stanley  has been promoting technologies, projects, products and policies that are friendly to the environment, while encouraging organizations and countries to leverage on the ever growing Cleantech innovation. In 2010, he was invited by the Welsh Assembly Government to lead an elite group of African Enviropreneurs on a capacity building and knowledge exchange assessment project. This project evaluated the renewable energy potentials of Wales for the African Environmental Responsibility and Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development Initiative.

Stanley is a graduate of Applied Chemistry from the University of Calabar and has received Certificate of Achievement and Executive MBA from Bangor University.  His strong climate change policy background has seen his thematic articles and opinion papers in low carbon development consulted globally, as they continue to influence public policy in favour of low carbon economies in developing countries.  Articles include “Sustaining African Businesses in a Changing Climate”,  “Nigeria and Climate Change Adaptation”, “Climate Change and Survival Instinct” and  “We need Low Carbon Energy Infrastructures”.

He is currently involved in drafting a comprehensive legislation that will drive the domestication of the Paris Agreement in Nigeria. This is part of the team of experts engaged by Nigeria’s  Joint National Assembly Committee on Climate Change (JNA3C). He is also working to mobilise partners to deliver a platform that strategically empowers African universities as core drivers of sustainable, home grown capacity building and knowledge management that would enthrone low carbon development.

Since 2009 -Chair for Public Law and Tax Law, University of Erlangen
2006-2009 -Lecturer (Wissenschaftlicher Assistent) at the chair of administrative and tax law held by Prof. Moris Lehner, Ludwig Maximilians-University of Munich
2004-2006- Lawyer at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in Munich
9 / 2002 -Technical adviser for the IMF in Belgrad
1998 and 2000-2001- Research assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Research Institute for European and International Tax Law, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich

Frank Jotzo is Associate Professor at the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy, and Director of the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy at ANU. Dr Jotzo’s focus is on policy relevant research on the economics and policy of climate change and energy. He has published extensively in the academic literature and has also been active in policy advisory. He was advisor to Australia’s Garnaut Climate Change Review, consultant to international organisations and a Lead Author of the Fifth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
He has published extensively and has held key positions in government and academic advisory processes, including as Senior Adviser to Australia’s Garnaut Climate Change Review, Adviser to Indonesia’s Minister of Finance developing the Ministry’s climate change strategy, IPCC lead author AR5 WGIII, the UN SDSN Deep Decarbonisation Pathways Project, advisor to the World Bank including the Partnership for Market Readiness program, and as leader of a collaborative research program with Chinese researchers. He is a Member of advisory bodies to the governments of South Australian and the Australian Capital Territory, and Associate Editor and past editorial board member of the Climate Policy journal.

Please find Frank’s publications here: https://crawford.anu.edu.au/people/academic/frank-jotzo

 

Peter Kaderják (1963) is the director of the Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK), and the course director of the Energy Economics postgraduate program of Corvinus University of Budapest.

He was President of the Hungarian Energy Office; Associate Professor in the Microeconomics Department at Budapest University of Economics; and former Chairman of the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA). Dr. Kaderják was previously Chief of the Minister’s Cabinet and Secretary of the Economic Committee of the Hungarian Government.

From 1998-1999, he served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the State Privatization and Asset Holding Company. Prior to that, he was Senior Environmental Policy Advisor and member of the Policy Advisory Working Group with the Harvard Institute for International Development in Budapest. He served as coordinator for the Phare-ACE Project, Environmental Implications of Economic Transition in Hungary.

Dr. Kaderják began his career in economics as a Lecturer in the Department of Business Economics at Budapest University of Economics in 1987. He has participated in training workshops in the United States and Austria. From 1989-1990, he was a Visiting Research Assistant of economic psychology at Erasmus University. He has been a Member of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) since 1993.

Climate Strategies’ research projects and publications by Péter Kaderják:
Decarbonisation of the Power Sector

Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen is Assistant Professor with the Public Administration and Policy Group of Wageningen University, the Netherlands and Adjunct Professor in global environmental governance at Helsinki University, Finland.

In her research Sylvia seeks to understand the key determinants of what makes global energy and climate change governance processes exert influence and build legitimacy among different actors. Among such determinants are participation, transparency, accountability and equity. On this track she has compared different global governance arenas that addresses climate change mitigation from the energy sector, both within the UN system and outside it. She has also analysed the particular history and dynamics of addressing energy in global governance and proposed normative frameworks for making such governance less of a taboo for states. Sylvia is particularly interested in the role of international norms in their diversity (legal and non-legal, vague and precise etc.) as a governance tool.

Sylvia holds an M.Sc. in Biology/Ecotoxicology from Uppsala University and a PhD (political science) from Linköping University, Sweden. She has been a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Public International Law, Leiden University and held a five year position as Research Fellow with the Academy of Finland. She has also worked for the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) in Bonn, Germany. Sylvia has followed global sustainable development law and governance from the Rio conference in 1992 onwards.

She is a senior research fellow of the international Earth System Governance Project and a member of the editorial board of the journal International Environmental Agreements.

Publications:

des Bouvrie, Nicole, Sylvia I Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, and Nigel Jollands. forthcoming. Responsibility for Radical Change in Addressing Climate Change. Journal of Carbon Management.
Vinkhuyzen, O.M., Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, S.I., 2014. The Role of Moral Leadership for Sustainable Consumption and Production. Journal of Cleaner Production 63, 102-113.
Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, S.I., McGee, J., 2013. Legitimacy in an Era of Fragmentation: The Case of Global Climate Governance. Global Environmental Politics 13, 56-78.
Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, S.I., Jollands, N., Staudt, L., 2012. Global Governance for Sustainable Energy: The Contribution of a Global Public Goods Approach. Ecological Economics 83, 11-18.
Vihma, A., Mulugetta, Y., Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, S.I., 2011. Negotiating Solidarity? The G77 Through the Prism of Climate Change Negotiations. Global Change, Peace & Security 23, 315-334.
Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, S.I., Kok, M.T.J., 2011. Interplay Management in the Climate, Energy, and Development Nexus, In: Oberthür, S., Stokke, O.S. (Eds.), Managing Institutional Complexity: Regime Interplay and Global Environmental Change. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass, pp. 285-312.
Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, S.I., 2010. The United Nations and Global Energy Governance: Past Challenges, Future Choices. Global Change, Peace and Security 22, 175-195.
Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, S.I., van Asselt, H., 2009. Introduction: exploring and explaining the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 9, 195-211.
Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, S.I., Vihma, A., 2009. Comparing the Legitimacy and Effectiveness of Global Hard and Soft Law: An Analytical Framework. Regulation & Governance 3, 400-420.

From 1993, Kejun Jiang began his research on climate change relative to energy policy analysis, focusing on energy technology policy assessment, energy supply policy assessment, renewable energy development and energy conservation.

In 1994, Jiang worked on Integrated Assessment Model (IAM) development for energy and GHG emission scenarios and policies, His analysis focusing on China and globally. At present He is mainly working on policy assessment for energy and environment policy by leading  the Integrated Policy Assessment Model for China (IPAC) team. Jiang’s major focus includes energy and emission scenarios, energy policy, energy system, energy market analysis, climate change, local environment policies and international negotiations.

Since 1997, Joang has been parto of the IPCC for Special Report on Emission Scenarios and Working Group III Third Assessment Report, leader author for IPCC WGIII AR4 Chapter 3, and lead author for GEO-4 Chapter 2. Now he is CLA in WGIII of IPCC AR5, LA for IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report, and author for the UNEP Emission Gaps. His recent research projects include energy and emission scenarios for 2030, low carbon emission scenarios up to 2050, roadmap for air pollution control, assessment on energy tax and fuel tax, potential for energy targets in China, development of Integrated Policy Assessment model etc., He completed his Ph.D at the Social Engineering Department of Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Richard Klein is Senior Research Fellow and Theme Leader ‘Reducing Climate Risk’ at the Stockholm Environment Institute, and Professor of Geography, Climate Policy and Development at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research of Linköping University. He is an expert on the science and policy of adaptation to climate change, with more than twenty years of experience in original research, science assessment and policy advice.

Much of Richard’s current work addresses the role of adaptation in the design and implementation of a global climate policy agreement, but his work also concerns societal and institutional adaptation in Sweden and other European countries. He has led a series of large international collaborative research and capacity-building projects and programmes. In addition, he has advised a range of governments, international agencies, non-governmental organisations and private firms.

Richard is the founder and editor-in-chief of the academic journal Climate and Development, which first appeared in 2009. He has been an IPCC author since 1994, and co-director and chief scientist of the Nordic Centre of Excellence for Strategic Adaptation Research (NORD-STAR) since 2011. Before moving to Stockholm in 2006, Richard spent almost eight years at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. He began his career at the Institute for Environmental Studies of the VU University in Amsterdam in 1992.

Sonja Klinsky is Assistant Professor at the School of Sustainability of Arizona State University.  She was formerly a researcher in the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research at the University of Cambridge.

She is currently involved in two major research trajectories. First, ongoing work that analyses how climate change policy has been developed and perceived in both domestic and international arenas. Currently this focuses on the development of cap and trade mechanisms and on debates about justice and equity at multiple levels. This work is particularly interested in the role and perception of economic modelling in policy decision-making, and the ways in which arguments about justice are embedded in climate change policy dilemmas.

Her second major research area focuses on methodologies for exploring public opinion about complex sustainability policy issues. This has included work on public understandings of “pro-environmental” behaviour, and of climate change policy in both Canada and Costa Rica. Previous work investigated the power of information and representation to shift public discourses of sustainability.

Sonja holds a PhD from the Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia, an MA in geography from McGill University, and an Hon BSc in environmental science and international development from the University of Toronto.

Dr Anna Korppoo is a Senior Research Fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) in Oslo. She holds an MSc on Environmental Policy from the University of Tampere, Finland, and a PhD on Energy Policy from Imperial College London on energy efficiency in Russian pulp and paper industry.

Anna has been involved in a number of Climate Strategies and other think tank projects on Russian and Eastern European climate policy as well as the Kyoto mechanisms and the surplus AAUs since 2000, and followed the UNFCCC negotiation process for a decade.

She has previously (2008-2011) worked for the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA), both as a Senior Researcher and a Programme Director. Anna has focused on publishing mainly policy-advice oriented briefing papers and studies in the series of FIIA, Climate Strategies, FNI and Chatham House.

Her current research project funded by NORKLIMA of the Norwegian Research Council focuses on Russia’s energy policies which drive Russia’s future emission trends, especially those linked to energy efficiency, as well as Russia’s role and policies in the international climate negotiations.

Recent research activities:
FIIA publications under the EU beyond 20% project
Approaching the AAU Issue with a strategic compliance reserve and optimized trading
Joint Implementation projects
A Russian Green Investment Scheme – securing environmental benefits from international emissions trading

Tim Lancaster was Operations Director, Director in China and Transition Director at The Carbon Trust between 2005 and 2012. As Operations Director, he was responsible for doubling the implementation of low carbon projects through the Trust’s work with businesses and for growing the SME low carbon loan scheme to £100m. As Director in China, he created Carbon Trust’s first overseas office, developed a joint venture with a Chinese state-owned company to invest in low carbon technologies and ran demonstration projects for the Foreign Office. As Transition Director, he helped the Carbon Trust to handle a funding reduction of £40m, cutting central costs by 50%.

He now works as consultant in the public sector, helping local authorities to reduce costs and improve services through the use of cloud services. Prior to Carbon Trust, his career was in IT consultancy including five years at Accenture and nine years at BBC Worldwide Ltd where he was Head of Technology. His role at Climate Strategies is to balance academic input with practical experience of running businesses and implementing programmes.

Dr Ritu Mathur has been leading the Modelling and Scenario Building activities at TERI over the last 2 decades and is currently also associated with the TERI University as Professor in the Department of Energy and Environment.

An economist by training and with a PhD in Energy Science from Kyoto University, Japan, her work largely focuses on addressing policy and regulatory aspects related to the energy sector, examining the potentials and challenges to cleaner energy choices while addressing energy security and development related considerations of developing countries, cost-benefit analysis and evaluation of synergies and trade-offs of alternative technological and policy pathways etc.
She has led several national and international interdisciplinary projects and has authored several papers, reports and books related with energy use and its implications on the environment at the local and global levels in order to inform and influence various stakeholders in decision making.

Dr Mathur is a member of several committees including the Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth, Steering Committee on Energy Sector for India’s Five Year Plans, Sustainable Growth Working Group of the U.S.-India Energy Dialogue led by Niti Aayog (formerly Planning Commission of India). She is also a Lead Author in Working Group III of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report that deals with mitigation

Felix Chr. Matthes is research coordinator for energy and climate policy at the Institute for Applied Ecology (Öko-Institut) in Berlin, Germany. He served as a scientific member of the German Bundestag’s Study Commission on Sustainable Energy from 2000 to 2003 and was appointed in 2011 as a member of the Advisory Group to the European Commission on the Energy Roadmap 2050. He was a fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States in 1993 and a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2007 and 2008.

Michael Mehling is Executive Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He joined Ecologic Institute in 2004, and was appointed President of Ecologic Institute, Washington DC in April 2008. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, and a manager of the Konrad-von-Moltke Fund in Washington DC. During his work with Ecologic Institute, Michael has coordinated a range of research and advisory projects for government agencies as well as educational and civil society institutions in North America, Europe and the developing world. Michael has authored over one hundred publications on environmental law and policy. Recent books include the co-edited volumes Bridging the Divide in Global Climate Policy: Strategies for Enhanced Participation and Integration (2009), Improving the Clean Development Mechanism: Options and Challenges Post-2012 (2011), and Climate Change and the Law (2012). He is also founding editor of the quarterly Carbon & Climate Law Review, the first academic journal dedicated to climate regulation and the carbon market. Michael is an attorney registered with the Bars of Berlin and the District of Columbia. He is a German and American citizen and has lived extended periods of time in the United States, Germany, Chile, and Finland.

Axel Michaelowa is head of the group on international climate policy at the chair “Political Economy and Development”, University of Zurich and Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS). Besides his research work, he is senior founding partner of the consultancy “Perspectives”. Axel is a lead author of the chapter on international agreements in the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change due in 2014 and wrote on mitigation policies in the 4th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published in 2007.

He is member of the editorial boards of the journals “Climate Policy”, “Climate and Development” and “Greenhouse Gas Measurement and Management”. 

For the last two decades, Axel has been working on climate policy issues and published over 100 articles, studies and book contributions, mainly on the Kyoto Mechanisms and especially the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Axel is a member of the CDM Executive Board’s Registration and Issuance Team and has contributed to the development of eight approved CDM baseline methodologies. As one of the leading European experts on CDM institution building in developing countries, A

Axel is also a Climate Strategies Board member

Dr Mizuno is the Director of Energy Policy at General Electric (GE) Japan. Previously she was Manager in the Energy and Resource Division at Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting in Tokyo . Emi advised both public sector and private sector to navigate the current turbulent situation in the electricity sector in Japan after the Fukushima accident.

Emi was senior researcher at the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF), which was established to advance renewables in Japan at the wake of the massive earthquake, Tsunami and the Fukushima Nuclear Accident in 2011.

Dr. Mizuno specializes in clean energy technology policy, holding a PhD degree in Technology and Public Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is particularly interested in analysis and development of effective public policy, international collaborations and public-private partnerships to advance clean energy technology development-diffusion dynamics and build national / business competitiveness based on it.

While she was a doctoral candidate at MIT, Dr. Mizuno was also a Research Fellow at the Energy Technology Innovation Policy group at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. At MIT and Harvard, she finalized her doctoral research regarding Danish and German wind energy technology development and their technology transfer experiences to India.

After taking the PhD degree in 2007, she joined the Energy Technology Policy Division at the International Energy Agency in Paris, where Dr. Mizuno was the main author of Research, Development and Demonstration Chapter of Energy Technology Perspectives 2008. From February 2009 to December 2010, she worked as research associate at the Judge Business School in University of Cambridge. Prior to joining the JREF in August 2011, she completed a project for the Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency as a project manager at the Climate Strategies.

Dr. Mizuno is a Japanese national, holding a bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Planning from Kobe University in Japan and a master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Development from University of California at Berkeley. Prior to attending MIT, she worked as urban designer and planner in the United States, involving various US Federal government projects (the FBI Laboratory relocation, the United States Embassies in Kenya, Tanzania, Croatia and Seoul, and the United States Mint Headquarters, etc.) and private development projects (the National Air and Space Museum Dulles Center for the Smithsonian Institute, Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle Park Master Plan, and Chevy Chase Metro Station Area Redevelopment, etc.). Such urban developments along with energy policy analysis and international development study experiences give her unique perspectives to consider energy system as a part of sustainable economic, social and physical development.

Arild Moe is Cand. Polit. from the University of Oslo with political science, Russian language and public law. He is Deputy director and Senior research fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway. FNI is an independent foundation engaged in research on international environmental, energy and resource management politics. The main academic discipline represented is political science, but FNI researchers also hold degrees in law, economics, history, social anthropology and biology. The institute has a long experience in studying international climate policy. For an overview of FNI research see www.fni.no.

Arild Moe is author and co-author of several books and articles on the Russian energy sector. He has worked extensively on Russian climate politics as well and was one of the authors of the original Climate Strategies report developing the Green Investment Scheme. More recently he directed a CS project on Joint Implementation in Russia and is now involved in research on the basis for Russian positions in the international negotiations.

Massimiliano Montini is Associate Professor of European Union Law at the University of Siena (Italy). He teaches EU Law and Sustainable Development Law.
His main research areas cover International and EU Environmental Law, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Law, Energy Law. He has widely published in these areas.
He is Founder and Director of the Environmental Legal Team (ELT – www.elt.unisi.it), a University-based research and consultancy team of lawyers located within the University of Siena. Moreover, he is Co-Director of the R4S (Regulation for Sustainability – www.r4s.unisi.it) Research Group at the University of Siena.
He has been a consultant to the Italian Ministry for the Environment on Environmental and Climate Change Law from 2004 to 2014.
He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the C-EENRG Research Centre, based the Department of Land Economy of the University of Cambridge.
Moreover, he is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Avosetta Group, an association of distinguished European environmental lawyers, and a Member of the TEN Center of the Venice International University. Massimiliano is a fully qualified lawyer.

Chipo Mukonza is a Researcher at the Department of Institute of Corporate Citizenship  at the University of South Africa. She holds a PhD in Business Administration from Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. Her PhD work focused on production and distribution of biofuels in Zimbabwe.

Chipo is a consultant, motivational speaker and a lecturer of strategic/marketing management and economics. Her current research focus is on business  and climate change, green growth transition and indicators, green entrepreneurship and renewable energy .

To date, she has published seven journal articles, three book chapters and has presented her work at various  national, regional and international conferences. She is the proud recipient of the 2012 GLOBELICS PhD best paper award in Hangzhou, China. In the 2015/2016 year, she was awarded a Home  Based Scholarship by the United Nations University, Institute of Natural Resources in Africa.

Dr Müller is Managing Director of Oxford Climate Policy (a not-for-profit company aimed at capacity building for developing country climate change negotiators), and Director of the European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi), an international initiative for sustained capacity building in support of international climate change negotiations. He was  Director (Energy & Environment) at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES), which he joined in February 1996.

Dr Müller is a Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford and a member of the Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University. He is Senior Research Associate of Queen Elizabeth House the University’s International Development Centre, and an Associate of its Smith School for Enterprise and Environment. Dr Müller received his doctorate (D.Phil.) in Philosophy from the University of Oxford specialising in Philosophy of Language and of Science and was formerly a Research Fellow at Wolfson College and a Lecturer in Logic at the Queen’s College, Oxford. He has a Diploma in Mathematics from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland.

 

For a list of publications see www.OxfordClimatePolicy.org

Bernard Namanya is a partner at BNB Advocates, a Ugandan Law Firm, where he heads the climate change law practice group. He is a former member of the Compliance Committee of the Kyoto Protocol (Enforcement Branch), UNFCCC (2006-2009). Bernard is also a member of Climate Change Concern, a Ugandan NGO.

Bernard has over 15 years’ experience in legal practice with particular focus on climate change law and policy. Bernard possesses significant experience in climate change law and policy gained through undertaking consultancies for several national and international agencies such as Government Ministries and Departments, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Bank, Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), diplomatic missions, international development agencies and NGOs.

Bernard holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) in environmental law and policy from Makerere University Kampala (2004). He is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda, a member of the East African Law Society and the Uganda Law Society.

Karsten Neuhoff is Head of the Department of Climate Policy at DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research) and Professor of energy and climate policy at Technical University of Berlin. Previously he was senior research associate at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge, leading projects on the future of UK and European power system, renewable integration and technology policy. For Climate Strategies Karsten has been leading projects on the implementation of the European Emissions Trading Scheme, North-South Climate Cooperation, and on the evaluation of and policies for low-carbon investment in energy intensive industries. He holds a Diplom in Physics from the University of Heidelberg, an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

Climate Strategies’ research projects lead by Dr Karsten Neuhoff:
Carbon Pricing for Low Carbon Investment
Differentiation and Dynamics of Competitiveness Impacts
The role of auctions in EU ETS

International Support for Domestic Action
International Support for Domestic Climate Policies

Prof Peter Newell is Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex. He is co-editor of the European Journal of International Relations, associate editor of the journal Global Environmental Politics and sits on the editorial board of Global Environmental Change, the Journal of Environment and Development and the Journal of Peasant Studies. His publications include the books: Climate for Change: Non State Actors and the Global Politics of the Greenhouse; The Effectiveness of EU Environmental Policy; Development and the Challenge of Globalization; The Business of Global Environmental Governance; Rights, Resources and the Politics of Accountability; Climate Capitalism and Governing Climate Change; Globalization and the Environment: Capitalism, Ecology and Power. He has also published more than 40 journal articles and 40 book chapters as well produced a number of commissioned studies, working papers and policy briefs.

He has worked on issues of environment and development, especially climate change, for over 18 years and conducted research and policy work for the governments of the UK, Sweden and Finland as well as international organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme, the Global Environment Facility and the Inter-American Development Bank. He has been called upon to give presentations and evidence to the UK parliament on a number of occasions and to provide training to commonwealth parliamentarians. He also worked extensively with and for NGOs including Friends of the Earth, Climate Network Europe, the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Practical Action, Transparency International, Care and the International Council on Human Rights Policy. He is a trustee of the One World Trust and chairs the group’s Independent Advisory Panel. In addition, he was worked closely with a range of businesses on issues of climate change and Corporate Social Responsibility both as lobbyist and provider of training and advisory services.

In 2008 he was awarded an ESRC Climate Change Leadership Fellow to work on The Governance of Clean Development. Prior to this he held posts as Professor of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia; James Martin Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for the Environment; Principal Fellow in the Centre for the Study of Globalization and Regionalization, University of Warwick; Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex; associate researcher at FLACSO Argentina and researcher and lobbyist for Climate Network Europe in Brussels.

Since the end of 2005, Sebastian Oberthür is a member of the Compliance Committee of the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Since 2000, he has furthermore acted as a special policy advisor on international climate policy to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety. Since 1996, he has also been an appointed member and representative of the International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL). From 2005 to 2007, Sebastian Oberthür served as a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change (IDGEC) project of the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP).

Sebastian Oberthür is the Academic Director of the IES. Trained as a political scientist with a strong background in international law, he focuses on issues of international and European environmental governance, with an emphasis on institutional issues and perspectives. His current research interest extends in particular to the horizontal and vertical integration of international institutions and policies relevant to the environment, including the interplay between environmental agreements/institutions and other policies (e.g. trade, transport).

Dr Chukwumerije Okereke is Associate Professor in Environment and Development at Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading. He is also the Co-Director of the University of Reading Leverhulme Doctoral Training Programme on Climate Ethics and Justice. Previously, he was a Senior Research Fellow and Head of Climate and Development Centre at the Smith School Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford. He remains a visiting fellow at the Smith School and Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute (ECI).

Chuks is a renowned climate policy analysis and development specialist. His research covers three key areas:

  1. Justice and ethical dimensions of global climate change politics;
  2. Corporate climate strategies and the political economy of climate governance; and
  3. Low carbon transformation and international development

Chuks was a Lead Author on the IPCC AR5 Assessment Report on Equity and Sustainable Development. Between 2011 and 2013 he held a Leverhulme Fellowship on ‘the governance of low carbon development in Africa.’ He has been engaged in teaching, research and consultancy activities focusing on climate politics and governance for over 15 years.

Dr Okereke was the Project Director of the Rwandan National Strategy for Green Growth project funded jointly by the Climate Development and Knowledge Network (CDKN) and DfID Rwanda. Dr Okereke was the Moderator of United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Climate Diplomacy Course (2008-2010) and an ad-hoc consultant to UN and the World Bank.

He is the author of several literature and research papers on national and global environmental policy making including Global Justice and Neoliberal Environmental Governance (Routledge, 2008); Carbon governance, climate change and business transformation (co-authored with Adam Bumpus, James Tansely and Blaz, Henríquez); and The Politics of the Environment ed. (Routledge, 2007). His latest book is Sustainable homegrown development in Africa (2015) (co-authored with Patricia Agupusi).

Link to publications:
https://reading.academia.edu/ChukwumerijeOkereke

Pan Jiahua, Director, Institute for Urban & Environmental Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and professor of economics at CASS Graduate School. Received his PhD at Cambridge University in 1992. Areas of interest include economics of sustainable development, energy and climate policy, urban transformation, world economy and environmental and natural resource economics.

Worked for the UNDP Beijing Office as an advisor on environment and development; Lead author of the IPCC Working Group III 3rd, 4th and 5th Assessment Report on Mitigation; Member of China National Expert Panel on Climate Change; Member of National Foreign Policy Advisory Group; Advisor to the Ministry of Environment Protection. Vice president of Chinese Association of Urban Economy, Vice president of the Chinese Society of Ecological Economists, vice president of Chinese Energy Association. Editor-In-Chief of the Chinese Journal of Urban & Environmental Studies. Co-editor of Climate Change 2001: mitigation published by Cambridge University Press and author of over 300 papers, articles and books in both English (including Science, Nature, Oxford Review of Economic Policy) and Chinese (Including Journal of Economic Research and China Social Sciences). First and Second prize of best research works, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (2003, 2005, 2013), Winner of Sun Yefang Economic Sciences Prize, 2011, China Green Person of the Year 2010/2011.

Dr. Feng Qiao’s is the Program Director for at Guangdong Harmony Foundation, working on the Green Supply Chain Management Initiative under the South China Environment Fund. He is also a post-doctoral research fellow in Jinan University in Guangzhou, China, and founded Minji Low Carbon Strategy Centre, a research NGO based in South China.

research focus on integrated regional energy, climate and environmental strategies in China. He strives providing policy recommendations to local governments in making long term develop strategies. His recent studies focus on carbon emissions modeling, sustainable urban development and air pollution.

 
Feng holds a doctoral degree in environmental science from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and a bachelor degree of the same discipline from Nankai University in Tianjin, China. He worked as a government official in Hainan Provincial Department of Environmental Protection in China for two years, before working as Deputy Head of the Climate Change and Energy Section in the British Consulate General, Guangzhou from 2009 to 2013 .

Dr Joyashree Roy is currently the Professor of Economics at Jadavpur University, Kolkata in India. She initiated and also coordinates the Global Change Programme at Jadavpur University which focuses on selected aspects of Climate Change research and beyond . She Directs the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) project on “Tradition, Social Change, and Sustainable Development: A Holistic Approach” at the same university. She was a Ford Foundation Post Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Economics at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California , USA.

She has been one of the two Coordinating Lead Authors of the Chapter 7 of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change – IPCC’s AR4, WGIII, “Climate Change 2007: Mitigation of Climate Change”. IPCC is the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Winner. She is in IPCC Fifth assessment cycle as well. She has been involved in preparation of Stern Review Report, Global Energy Assessment and many other national and global efforts. She is in Steering committee of LOICZ. In her independent research capacity she has authored books and written over sixty articles in peer reviewed leading professional journals and books.

Current research interests are: Economics of Climate Change, modeling energy demand, economy-wide modeling exercises for deriving policy implications, water quality demand modeling, water pricing, urban infrastructure development policy issues, sustainable indicator estimation, natural resource accounting, valuing environmental services, and developmental and environmental issues relevant for informal sectors, Coastal Ecosystem service evaluation.

She is interested in multidisciplinary approaches to understanding development issues. She has widely traveled to almost every continent for her extensive research collaborations and capacity building efforts in the field of Resource, energy, environment and the climate change.

Climate Strategies’ research projects and publications by Joyashree Roy:
Sectoral Approaches

Timmons Roberts is Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at Brown University, where he was Director of the Center for Environmental Studies from 2009 to 2012. He is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He taught at the College of William and Mary and directed its Program in Environmental Science and Policy from 2001 to 2009, and before that he held a joint appointment in Latin American Studies and Sociology and co-directed the Environmental Studies program at Tulane University from 1991 to 2001. Timmons was a James Martin 21st Century Professor at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute in 2006-2007, and a Research Fellow at William and Mary’s Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations in 2008-2009. His 1992 Ph.D. was from Johns Hopkins University in Sociology’s Program in Comparative International Development. His B.A. was in Biology (with research in tropical and temperate ecology) from Kenyon College.

Co-author and editor of twelve books and edited volumes, and of over eighty articles and book chapters, Timmons’ current research focuses on climate change and economic development. It has three threads: 1. How shifting economic and political relations between the global North and South affect the United Nations negotiations on climate change; 2. The role of foreign aid in the negotiations and in assisting developing countries cope with climate impacts and greening their economies; and 3. What social factors explain national “pathways of economic development” (being relatively high or low carbon emitters for their level of human development). In all three his core focus is on how inequality affects our ability to address this complex global problem.

Timmons’ approach to research is to learn about major social problems by attempting to help address them. A co-founder of AidData.org, Timmons is part of an international effort to produce a quantum leap in transparency in climate finance, and in foreign aid more broadly. His Climate and Development Lab at Brown provides research support to think-tanks, NGOs, and the Least Developed Countries Group–the world’s 48 poorest nations–in the U.N. climate negotiations. He is a leader in Rhode Island’s efforts to plan for climate changes: the RI Climate Change Commission was created in 2010 by legislation written by him and his Brown students; and in 2014 he led a group that successfully passed the first comprehensive climate legislation in the state. Professor Roberts has worked for many years with students on greening initiatives and with community groups and local, state and national governments. He teaches environmental sociology, globalization and the environment, and practicum group workshop courses on local and global environmental policy issues. He serves on the Board on Environmental Change and Society of the National Academy of Sciences, and was in 2014 awarded the Frederick Buttel Award for Distinguished Scholarship by the Environment and Society Research Committee RC24 of the International Sociological Association. His lab’s international work and his leadership on the Resilient Rhode Island Act led to Brown University being named “Green University of 2014” by international climate reporting service RTCC.org.

Ambuj Sagar is the Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Professor of Policy Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. Ambuj’s interests lie in science & technology policy, environmental policy, and development policy, with a particular focus on the interactions between technology and society. While his current research focuses mainly on energy innovation and climate policy, he also studies, more broadly, various facets of technology innovation, environmental policy and politics, and engineering education and research.
Ambuj’s recent papers have dealt with climate and energy innovation policy and strategies (in areas such as biofuels, coal-power, and automobiles), climate change policy, and capacity development for the environment. He is one of the developers of the concept of Climate Innovation Centers that became part of the Indian Government’s proposals in the global climate negotiation. He also helped initiate and design the recently-launched Indian National Improved Biomass Coosktove Initiative that aims to deliver clean-burning and efficient cookstoves to India’s poor. He has worked with various agencies of the Indian Government, with numerous international organizations, as well as with other private and public-sector organizations in the US (including as a staff researcher for a major study on energy R&D for the White House). Ambuj is a member of the Indian Planning Commission’s Expert Committee on a Low-Carbon Strategy for Inclusive Growth as well as the US-India Track II Dialog on Climate and Energy.

Ambuj did his undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at IIT Delhi. He subsequently received an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and an M.S. in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a Senior Research Associate at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and Assistant Dean for Strategic Planning at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University before joining IIT Delhi in 2008.

Stefan Schleicher is Professor of Economics at the Wegener Center on Climate and Global Change at the University of Graz, Austria. He serves as a consultant to the Austrian Institute of Economic Research in Vienna.

He obtained his academic degrees from the University of Technology in Graz and the University of Vienna. He held academic positions at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, the University of Bonn, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and Stanford University.

His research focuses on economic modeling and economic policy issues with special emphasis on sustainable structures in the context of energy and climate.

Recent research activities:
– Beyond-20 – Evaluation of more ambitious EU energy and climate targets for 2020
– EnergyTransition – The transition to low energy structures for 2012, 2020 und 2050
– NREAP-AT – National Renewables Energies Action Plan for Austria
– TranSust.Scan – FP-7 EU project for the transition to sustainable economic structures
– EU Emissions Trading Scheme – The evidence since 2005 and the agenda after 2012

Dr Graham Sinden was Executive Director of Climate Strategies, where he held overall responsibility for management and development of the company. Prior to heading Climate Strategies, Graham was a Senior Strategy Manager at the Carbon Trust, where he led strategy and international engagement on global carbon assessment, emissions embodied in trade and product carbon footprinting, and advises on renewable energy and carbon abatement policy.

Graham is the UK expert to the International Standards Organisation (ISO) on greenhouse gas assessment, and is a member of the London 2012 Olympic Carbon Advisory Group. Previously, Graham authored PAS 2050 (the product carbon footprinting standard) and was a Steering Group member of the WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol Supply Chain Initiative, was a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has investigated integration and system security aspects of large-scale renewable electricity generating capacity, and has advised the UK Government on energy policy. Graham holds a D.Phil. and M.Sc. (Oxford University) and B.Sc. (Sydney University).

Danish Hans Jürgen Stehr has had a long career within public administration and management of environmental, climate change and energy issues.

Most recently (2008 to 2010) he served as director of the secretariat for the independent Danish Commission on Climate Change Policy which was asked by the Government to elaborate recommendations about how to make Denmark fully independent of fossil fuel. The Commission published it’s final report in the Autumn of 2010. The recommendations of the Commission can be found on http://www.ens.dk/en-US/policy/danish-climate-and-energy-policy/danishclimatecommission/greenenergy/Sider/Forside.aspx.

Hans-Jürgen served two terms as chair and one term as vice-chair of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol, of which he was a member from the beginning in 2001 until 2008. In that capacity he played a major role in making the CDM operational.

Hans Jürgen holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen and he has been teaching constitutional law as an assistant professor. Currently he acts as an independent advisor.

Thomas Sterner´s main research interests lie in the design of policy instruments. He has studied a number of different applications ranging from energy and climate, through natural resource management such as fisheries to issues relating to industrial and transport pollution.

As professor of environmental economics in Gothenburg, Thomas Sterner has during the last 18 years built up a unit for environmental economics with three professors, a dozen PhDs and about two dozen graduate students. The unit gives a unique PhD program in environmental economics, funded by Sida, a master program and runs a large number of other research and teaching activities.

Thomas Sterner teaches PhD and undergraduate courses in environmental and resource economics. He is also teaching in Environmental Policy Instruments at Chalmers.

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Charlotte Streck, Ph. D., Doctor Juris (Humboldt University, Berlin), MSc (Regensburg / Freiburg im Breisgau), is Director of Climate Focus, an international climate change law and policy consulting firm with offices in Amsterdam, Bangkok, Bogota, Lisbon and Washington DC. She is former Senior Legal Counsel with the World Bank and has been advising governments, the private sector and non-governmental organizations on climate change throughout her career. Dr Streck is an internationally renowned expert on the climate aspects of forestry and agriculture, climate finance and carbon trading. She is a former lead counsel for climate change with the Center for International Sustainable Development Law with McGill University, an adjunct lecturer at Potsdam University, an associated editor of the Climate Policy journal, and a board member of the Austin-based Rainforest Partnership. Dr Streck is a proliferate writer and serves on the editorial boards of several academic publications.

Kacper is an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo (Norway). His research focuses on energy and climate policy, including specific issues like national renewable energy policies, energy security and securitization, the impact of energy transformation on the socio-political context, anti-nuclear movements as well as international energy (geo)politics. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Konstanz (summa cum laude) and an M.SC. from VU University Amsterdam (cum laude).

Before moving to Oslo, he was a Dahrendorf Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, a guest researcher at the Department of Climate Policy, DIW Berlin, a research fellow at the Cluster of Excellence “Cultural Foundations of Integration” in Konstanz and an intern at the Institute for Environmental Studies
(IVM) at VU Amsterdam. He is also the founder and research coordinator of the Environmental Studies and Policy Research Institute (ESPRi) in Poland.

Kacper is involved in several international networks dealing with climate and energy policy: a mamber of the Managment Committee of the COST action INGOV – Innovations in Climate Governance (http://www.inogov.eu), an affiliate of CICEP “Strategic Challenges in International Climate and Energy Policy (http://www.cicep.uio.no/english/) and a research fellow of the Earth System Governance network. (http://www.earthsystemgovernance.org/).

He is also one of the editors and a columnist of the popular Polish online weekly “Kultura Liberalna”, where he writes on climate, energy, international politics and general culture. (http://kulturaliberalna.pl/en/).

Stephen Tindale  is also CEO of the Alvin Weinberg Foundation, a charity which promotes advanced nuclear reactor designs.

He also runs the website Climate Answers, which tries to present information on climate issues in an accessible way, and to identify what should be supported rather than simply what should be opposed, as most NGOs do.

He is co-author, with Prashant Vaze, of the book “Repowering commmunties: Small scale solutions to large scale problems” (Earthscan, June 2011), about the role that local government, co-operatives and community organisations play on energy supply and energy efficiency in Europe and North America.

Previous roles have included: Head of Communications and Public Affairs for RWE npower renewables; Executive Director of Greenpeace UK and Chairman of the Greenpeace European Unit; adviser to Environment Minister Michael Meacher; founder of IPPR Environment Group; adviser to Shadow Environment Secretary Chris Smith, diplomat at UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Andreas Tuerk studied chemistry and environmental science at the University of Graz. He continued with a postgraduate economic study at the Danube University in Krems (academic degree MBA). Since 2006, he has worked at the institute of energy research at Joanneum Research.

His research areas are national and international climate policy and the Kyoto project mechanisms.

Andreas’ main responsibilities include research within different projects related to Climate Policy, Emissions Trading and the Kyoto project mechanisms and consultancy of companies in these research fields.

Details of his publications can be found here.

Director, Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP). 2007 –
Director of the PhD program, Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University (CEU), 2002 – 2007
Acting Head of Department, Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University (CEU), 2001 – 2002.
Full Professor, CEU, 2007 – present
Associate Professor,  CEU, 2001 – 2007
Research Assistant, Energy Forecasting Group, Energy and Environment Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Fall 1994 –  1996.
Research Assistant, Heat Islands Project , UCLA and LBNL. Winter and Spring, 1994.
Instructor  and Lecturer, Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Policy, CEU.  Summer 1994.
Research Assistant, International Energy Studies, Energy and Environment Division, LBNL. Fall 1993.
Teaching Assistant, Summer Graduate Program in Environmental Science and Policy, CEU, 1993.
Teaching Assistant, UCLA Department of Physics, Spring Quarter 1993.
Teaching Assistant at the Department of Astronomy, Eötvös University, 1988-1990.
Assistant for  Bechtel Corporation at the Nuclear Power Plant in Paks Hungary, Summer 1990.
Research Assistant at the Central Research Institute of Astrophysics, Potsdam, Germany. Summer, 1989.

Kiriakos Vlahos is an Associate Professor of Decision Science at the Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA) and a member of the Board of the Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy. Previously, he has held positions as a Senior Consultant at Caminus Energy, Assistant Professor at London Business School and Energy Economist at Goldman Sachs. He has held visiting professor appointments at Copenhagen Business School, Athens University of Economics and Business, China-Europe International Business School and Reykjavik University.

He has been working for more than 25 years in the area of energy and environmental planning and has served as a consultant to a large number of energy companies. His research work has evolved around the study of the energy sector and its interactions with the economy and the environment. He has been a frequent presenter in international conferences of Management Science and invited speaker to short executive courses on electricity planning.

He has published in both academic and professional journals, was a guest editor of special issues of the Journal of Forecasting, International Transactions of Operational Research, Energy Policy and Energy Economics and a joint editor of a volume on Decision Science.

From 1996 to 2002 Murray led the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment’s climate change team where he managed the development of domestic climate change policy and was a leading senior negotiator in NZ delegations to international climate change meetings.

He is considered to be one of the key architects of the Kyoto Protocol framework. Murray founded Global Climate Change Consultancy (GtripleC) in 2003 to provide high-level strategic counsel to a range of international public and private sector clients. GtripleC’s focus is on the policy architecture of an enlarged and global climate change regime post-2012 – in particular as it relates to carbon markets, climate finance, LULUCF and REDDplus – and practical ‘on the ground’ capacity building that leads to investment and implementation at scale, not just more talk.

Climate Strategies’ research projects and publications by Murray Ward: Analytic Support to Target Based Negotiations.

Peter Wooders is IISD’s Senior Economist for Climate Change, Energy and Trade. Based in Geneva, he has 20 years’ experience across the energy sector, with a particular specialization in electricity generation. Peter’s skills include the ability to analyze complex problems: he has developed a range of computer models including a suite of carbon market simulations covering both the EU and Kyoto systems.

Peter currently contributes to various IISD’s programmes, including Trade & Climate Change, notably Border Carbon Adjustment and the GHG impacts of possible Environmental Goods & Services agreements; Global Subsidies Initiative (fossil fuels and bio-fuels); Post-2012 Architecture of GHG Agreements; Carbon Markets and Climate Change Adaptation.

Initially trained as an engineer, Peter first worked in technology research with British Gas. He then spent 15 years as an Energy & Environment consultant, working on issues from energy efficiency in Hungary to the cost-benefit analysis of clean air policies in Egypt to the economics of nuclear waste disposition in the UK. His clients have included the World Bank, EBRD, various European Commission departments and a wide range of private sector companies.

Climate Strategies’ research projects and publications by Peter Wooders:
Sectoral Approaches

Farhana is a leading international environmental lawyer and climate change and development policy expert. She has provided legal and policy advice to many different countries and constituencies over the last 20 years working especially the least developed countries and the Alliance of Small Island States. She has worked with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) from 2009-2012 leading on work relating to development of low emissions development strategies in developing countries and the development of progressive coalitions in international negotiations including the Cartagena Dialogue. She was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex from 2003-2009 and published numerous books and articles on the climate/development nexus.

She was Director of the Climate Change and Energy Programme of the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development from 1992 – 2002. She has been a Lead Author for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for three successive reports and was Director of the BASIC Project which brought together experts and government representatives from Brazil, South Africa, India and China for the very first time in 2004 – 2008 to discuss climate policy issues.

Ms Yamin has worked as a consultant to the European Commission from 1998-2002 providing advice on the EU Emissions Trading Directive. She is currently Special Adviser to Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action, on issues relating to the international negotiations and teaches climate change law and policy at the University College London.

Zhang Xiliang is Professor and Director, Institute of Energy, Environment, and Economy, Tsinghua University & Director, Tsinghua-MIT China Energy and Climate Project.

Prof. Zhang holds a Ph.D. of Systems Engineering from Tsinghua University. Dr. Zhang is currently a professor of Management Science and Engineering and director of the Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University. He has conducted research on sustainable energy technology innovation and diffusion, markets, policies, and futures for China. He also served as the co-leader of the expert group for drafting China Renewable Energy Law during 2004 -2005, and the energy expert of the expert group for drafting China Circular Economy Law in 2007. Both works were organized by Environmental Protection and Resource Conservation Committee of National People’s Congress. Professor Zhang is currently leading a national carbon market research project which is aims at assisting National Development and Reform Commission in design China’s national ETS. Since 2012 he has been the principle investigator for the four-year research project “China’s mid-and long-term low carbon development strategy” which is sponsored by Ministry of Science and Technology with the support of National Development and Reform Commission. Prof. Zhang is also coordinating a research project titled ‘China Energy System Transformation: technologies and policies’, which is tasked by National Energy Administration. He has been a lead author of the 4th and 5th IPCC Climate Change Assessment Report, and has been the secretary general of the New Energy Committee of China Energy Research Society since 2006, and Vice Chair of China Renewable Energy Industry Association since 2011.

After giving up a position of Director of Research at one large intergovernmental organization in the capital of one OECD country, ZhongXiang Zhang (张中祥) in September 2012 took up a position of a distinguished university professor and chairman at School of Economics, Fudan University, China. He is a Fellow of Asia and the Pacific Policy Society, Australia, and is serving as China Country Representative of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and on the Scientific Council of Paris-based IDDRI, Sciences Po. He also is a Fellow of CESifo, Germany; a distinguished professor at Tianjin University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; an adjunct professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and University of Hawaii at Manoa; an advisor to Center for National Resource Economics Studies at Peking University; a member of UK-based Climate Strategies; and a research associate at American University and Australian National University.

He is co-editor of Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, International Journal of Ecological Economics & Statistics, International Journal of Global Energy Issues, and International Journal of Public Policy; and is serving on the editorial boards of other eleven international journals including Climate Policy; Energy Policy; Environmental Science and Policy; International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics; and International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics.

He has authored over 200 publications, and authored and edited 20 books and special issues of international journals (Energy Economics; Energy Policy; International Economics and Economic Policy; International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics; Journal of Policy Modeling; and Mineral Economics). He is among the top 20 authors from Chinese universities in all branches of social sciences based on the first-authored articles in SSCI/A&HCI over 1956-2008, is among the most cited authors by the IPCC Climate Change 2001 and 2007, and by Trade and Climate Change: WTO-UNEP Report, and is among IDEAS/RePEc list of both the leading energy economists and the leading environmental economists in the world. Based on the number of author-weighted journal pages, he is among the Top 1000 Economists in the worldwide ranking.

His professional services include leading an experts panel to evaluate economic and social impacts of the ten national key projects with total funding of US$ 30 billion from China’s central government (appointed by Ministry of Science and Technology), joining colleagues from the “Circle of Climate Gurus” (current UNFCCC Executive Secretary) to assess the adequacy of the world’s efforts on climate change; co-authoring a first, comprehensive and authoritative document on international rules for greenhouse gas emissions trading (published by the United Nations in 1999); working with five “world’s leading environmental economists” to improve the design of the EU emissions trading scheme; getting involved in a variety of activities with chief climate negotiators from a dozen key countries; serving as an expert to many national and international organizations (including UNCTAD, UNEP, UNDP, the European Commission, North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, ADB, OECD, IEA, the World Bank, and IPCC); frequently keynoting major international conferences in Asia, Europe and North America (including five plenary addresses to the International Association for Energy Economics conferences); and organizing high-profile international conferences in Asia, Europe (including the conference at the European Commission) and the US. He is frequently interviewed with and cited by the major media. Appointed by Peking University President, he conducted in 2013 with three U.S. National Academy Fellows the first ever International Peer Review of PKU’s academic, pedagogical, and developmental activities.

He began his career in Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission in Beijing (1987-89), and had over 20 years of working experience in Europe and the US. Most recently, he was a senior fellow at East-West Center, Honolulu (2001-12). Prior to that, he worked in the Netherlands, at both Faculty of Law and Faculty of Economics, University of Groningen (1997-2001); Department of Economics, Wageningen University (1992-96); and Policy Studies Department, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (1990). He was a visiting fellow at Pennsylvania State University and Stanford University (1996). He received Ph.D in economics from Wageningen University, The Netherlands, and BSc (1984) and MSc (1987) in energy engineering from Tianjin University, the oldest Chinese university.

Some of Professor Zhang’s publications are available at:
http://ideas.repec.org/f/pzh243.html
http://ssrn.com/author=201341

Maurits is currently acting chair of the Climate Strategies board. He was most recently Senior Policy officer at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs until 2015 where he worked on the EU Energy & Climate 2030 package. He has also been involved from the year 2000 in developing the EU Emission Trading System (ETS) directive as representative of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. He was actively involved in the review of the EU ETS between 2008-2009.

Other experience:

  • member of the team that set up the renewable heat policy for the Netherlands
  • set up the first CO2 tender for Joint Implementation projects (ERUPT) in the Netherlands
  • member of the EU Economic Policy Committee working group on Climate and Energy
  • (2000-2010) member of the Dutch climate change delegation
  • participated in the International Energy Agency in-depth review of Belgium
  • Chair of the participant committee of the Prototype Carbon Fund (PCF) of the World Bank
  • member of the JI supervisory committee (JISC) of the UNFCCC.

Maurits Blanson Henkemans studied economics at Rotterdam University.

Heleen de Coninck is associate professor in innovation studies and sustainability at the Department of Environmental Science at Radboud University Nijmegen’s Faculty of Science. Heleen is currently Chair of the Board of Climate Strategies. Before joining Radboud University, she worked for over 10 years on international energy and climate policy at the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), the largest energy research institute in the country, and on Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage as part of the IPCC Working Group III Technical Support Unit. Her current research focus is the role of innovation and technology in the international climate negotiations.

As a researcher, Heleen’s main focus of work is international climate policy and technology. Since her joining ECN in December 2001, she worked on international climate policy, rural electrification, the Clean Development Mechanism, CO2 capture and storage, capacity building in developing countries and policy interactions. From 2002-2005, she was part of the Technical Support Unit of the IPCC Working Group III, where she coordinated the Special Report on Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage. Since 2008, she managed a group of eight researchers focussing on international climate policy, energy and development, and technology transfer and acted as programme manager for ECN Policy Studies.

Heleen graduated in Chemistry and in Environmental Science, specialisation climate change and atmospheric chemistry, from the University of Nijmegen. After her studies, she worked as atmospheric chemistry researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany. In 2009, Heleen finished a PhD, which she conducted alongside her work at ECN, on technology in the international climate regime at the VU University Amsterdam in collaboration with Princeton University in the United States.

Navraj is Senior Lecturer in Climate Law at Edinburgh Law School and Director of the LLM Programme in Law and Chinese. He has written extensively on the International climate regime, EU law and policy, climate litigation and the relationship between climate law and microeconomics. He is currently focussing on climate law in East Asia. He has been the Associate Editor of the journal Climate Law, and consulted for public bodies including the European Commission and OECD, as well as major energy corporations and international law firms.

Tim Lancaster was Operations Director, Director in China and Transition Director at The Carbon Trust between 2005 and 2012. As Operations Director, he was responsible for doubling the implementation of low carbon projects through the Trust’s work with businesses and for growing the SME low carbon loan scheme to £100m. As Director in China, he created Carbon Trust’s first overseas office, developed a joint venture with a Chinese state-owned company to invest in low carbon technologies and ran demonstration projects for the Foreign Office. As Transition Director, he helped the Carbon Trust to handle a funding reduction of £40m, cutting central costs by 50%.

He now works as consultant in the public sector, helping local authorities to reduce costs and improve services through the use of cloud services. Prior to Carbon Trust, his career was in IT consultancy including five years at Accenture and nine years at BBC Worldwide Ltd where he was Head of Technology. His role at Climate Strategies is to balance academic input with practical experience of running businesses and implementing programmes.

Axel Michaelowa is head of the group on international climate policy at the chair “Political Economy and Development”, University of Zurich and Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS). Besides his research work, he is senior founding partner of the consultancy “Perspectives”. Axel is a lead author of the chapter on international agreements in the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change due in 2014 and wrote on mitigation policies in the 4th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published in 2007.

He is member of the editorial boards of the journals “Climate Policy”, “Climate and Development” and “Greenhouse Gas Measurement and Management”. 

For the last two decades, Axel has been working on climate policy issues and published over 100 articles, studies and book contributions, mainly on the Kyoto Mechanisms and especially the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Axel is a member of the CDM Executive Board’s Registration and Issuance Team and has contributed to the development of eight approved CDM baseline methodologies. As one of the leading European experts on CDM institution building in developing countries, A

Axel is also a Climate Strategies Board member

Karsten Neuhoff is Head of the Department of Climate Policy at DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research) and Professor of energy and climate policy at Technical University of Berlin. Previously he was senior research associate at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge, leading projects on the future of UK and European power system, renewable integration and technology policy. For Climate Strategies Karsten has been leading projects on the implementation of the European Emissions Trading Scheme, North-South Climate Cooperation, and on the evaluation of and policies for low-carbon investment in energy intensive industries. He holds a Diplom in Physics from the University of Heidelberg, an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

Climate Strategies’ research projects lead by Dr Karsten Neuhoff:
Carbon Pricing for Low Carbon Investment
Differentiation and Dynamics of Competitiveness Impacts
The role of auctions in EU ETS

International Support for Domestic Action
International Support for Domestic Climate Policies

Charlotte Streck, Ph. D., Doctor Juris (Humboldt University, Berlin), MSc (Regensburg / Freiburg im Breisgau), is Director of Climate Focus, an international climate change law and policy consulting firm with offices in Amsterdam, Bangkok, Bogota, Lisbon and Washington DC. She is former Senior Legal Counsel with the World Bank and has been advising governments, the private sector and non-governmental organizations on climate change throughout her career. Dr Streck is an internationally renowned expert on the climate aspects of forestry and agriculture, climate finance and carbon trading. She is a former lead counsel for climate change with the Center for International Sustainable Development Law with McGill University, an adjunct lecturer at Potsdam University, an associated editor of the Climate Policy journal, and a board member of the Austin-based Rainforest Partnership. Dr Streck is a proliferate writer and serves on the editorial boards of several academic publications.

Andrzej has been involved in climate change and energy policy issues since 2001. He served as a Cabinet member and advisor on climate change to the Polish Minister of Environment during the Polish EU Presidency. Andrzej’s previous posts included managing international cooperation at the Polish National Centre for Emission Management (KASHUE-KOBiZE) – a government agency, directing the Brussels office of the Center for Clean Air Policy and developing carbon business at HVB Bank in Germany. Andrzej has been one of the Poland’s lead experts during the negotiations of the EU climate and energy package, as well as in the UNFCCC process.

Andrzej is a Marshall Memorial Fellow of the German Marshall Fund and a fellow of the US Department of State. He holds a master degree in environmental management from the University of Warsaw and also completed the international courses at the UN University in Tokyo.

Follow Andrzej on Twitter @ABlachowicz

Alexandra joined Climate Strategies in July 2016.

She completed her M.Sc. in Climate Change from the University of Copenhagen in 2015, with focus on climate policy and EU environmental management.

Her research work was undertaken in Tanzania, evaluating the implementation of international climate policy within developing countries, with specific focus on the REDD+ mechanism.

Since graduating, Alexandra has worked on sustainability projects for a UK environmental NGO, with experience in project development and management. Prior to this, she volunteered for a climate change organisation established for students in Copenhagen.

Henry Derwent is Senior Advisor of Climate Strategies. He was CEO of the International Emissions Trading Association for five years before joining CS, and remains Honorary Vice-President there. Before IETA, he was for a long period the UK Government’s lead official on international, European and domestic climate change and other environmental pollution issues, including a spell in 10 Downing Street.

A selection of Climate Strategies' supporters and collaborators

Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition
Uongozi Institute
World Bank
THI
Dutch minitstry
KRF
Arcellor
Oak Foundation
ICTSD
ECF
Mercator
T&F
CF
DEA
FCO
French Ministry
HC
KAS
Kei
radboud
Stanley
The Centre
TATA
CCC
BMUB2
BMUB
EC
IDDRI
DIW Berlin
DFID
DECC
CIFF
CDKN