Policy

I have worked for/with the following organisations in various capacities:

– European Climate Foundation (June 2017 – current) – Financial Disclosures Communication Manager (Consultant), working on communication activities on the Financial Stability Board Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (FSB TCFD).

 

The 3 Million (January 2017 – current) – Senior adviser (pro bono) to newly formed organisation representing the rights of EU nationals in the UK. Helped to set up the EU-27 working group to coordinate advocacy and letter writing to EU institutions and Member States and to work with organisations representing UK nationals in the EU. Met chief EU Commission Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (who declared immediately after the meeting that citizens’ rights were to be a top priority in the negotiations). The group has since met other high level officials in the UK and EU including President of the EU Parliament Antonio Tajani and has achieved prominent stakeholder status at both UK and EU level during Brexit negotiations.

Climate Strategies (Feb 2016 to April 2017) – Head of Programme & Marketing (interim contract).

  • Co-led the design, branding and launch of the Coal Transitions research project; devised and managed a comprehensive international report on the history of past transitions away from coal (publication date – April 2017).
  • Coordinated research on the international trade implications of climate policy, on decarbonisation of industry at EU level, global emissions trading policies and a number of EU funded projects (POLIMP, Carbon-CAP, RIPPLES).
  • led an effort to redefine and rebrand Climate Strategies on social media in order to raise its profile and that of its members. Greatly increased the organisation’s stakeholder outreach through a variety of communication channels, including a variety of articles and op-eds that I co-wrote with Climate Strategies members and partners aimed at distilling complex research for a broader audience.

University of Westminster (2016) – Visiting lecturer for the MA in Energy & Environmental Change

– Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit (2015) – Senior International Analyst (interim) to cover the UN climate conference (COP21) in Paris. Produced briefings (e.g. “Paris in a nutshell” and “Paris: the business and finance story“), blogs, comment pieces and press releases. Outreach to a variety of private, public and non profit organisations.

CIDSE (2015) – editorial services for a report on Pope’s Encyclical (PDF).

–  3C Consult Create Communicate (2015) – Research and editorial work on climate change and sustainable development.

– REEEP (2013-2014) – Senior adviser to the Director General. Research on climate & energy finance, business development, strategy & fundraising. Managed research project commissioned by World Bank and submission of a project proposal to the European Commission.

Bond (2012-13). 10 month maternity cover as lead EU policy adviser for the UK membership body, bringing together around 400 international development agencies. Led a research project on the future of UK and EU aid to Middle Income Countries.

– European Environmental Bureau/ECOS  (2008-2012) Devised, launched and co-managed the Coolproducts for a Cool Planet campaign. Worked with Avaaz to generate a petition to the EU Commission signed by more than 144,000 citizens in a few days.

– WWF International (2010-2011). Wrote extensive internal-use report on strategies/positions on clean energy of 60+ global companies.

– Coalition for Energy Saving/Stephan Scheuer SPRL (2011). Editorial and research support to produce a position paper on EU energy efficiency targets.

– Green Alliance (2010). Research on the EU Budget review. Contributing editor to  LowCarbonBudget.eu.

– Greenpeace UK (2010). Researched and mapped EU level policies relevant for the organisation’s work on tar sands (with Robin Webster).

– Bankwatch (2009). Managed research project on EU structural funds in Central and Eastern Europe.

– Artists Project Earth (2009). Translation and editorial services for the Italian launch of the Rythms del Mundo – Classics CD onto the Italian market (in aid of victims of natural disasters and climate change).

– Friends of the Earth Europe (2008). Training sessions on working at EU level (with business partner Stephan Scheuer).

– Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland (2007). Researched and mapped options for a European version of The Big Ask campaign.

– WWF UK (2007). Wrote a briefing paper on European emissions trading policy and renewable energy, which was used by the press.

– 3C Consult Create Communicate (2007). Researched data on carbon emissions, cycling data and offsetting schemes to support the production of a cinema ad for the UK cycling charity CTC.

– Forum UE, German NGO Forum on Development and Environment (2006). Authored a report on multilateral development bank and EU funding for climate & energy for Forum UE and published by German NGO platform Venro.

– WWF Canada (2006-7). Wrote extensive briefing on EU energy conservation policies to inform the organisation’s policy proposals for Canada.

Friends of the Earth, England Wales and Northern Ireland (2005-6).

  • Head of UK climate & energy policy, managing a team of 4 people and chairing the cross-departmental climate policy group including around 10 senior members of staff during  “The Big Ask” (the first UK campaign for a new Climate Change Act);
  • Regular media commentator and public speaker at events on climate & energy policy;
  • Coordinated a climate policy and economics research project during a government Energy Review and in the run up to the Stern Review, which led to high profile media coverage (including BBC Newsnight);

WWF International (2005). Carried out research on global and national greenhouse gas emission statistics and trends to support media and communication work ahead of the G8 in Gleneagles.

WWF European Policy Office (2001-2005).

  • Set up and managed the organisation’s first-ever pan-European NGO campaign on energy efficiency;
  • Contributed to the organisation’s broader work on climate change and energy;
  • Wrote WWF position statements, briefings and reports;
  • Represented WWF with media, business groups, policy makers and the public.
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