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Matthew Lockwood - Honorary Associate

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Matthew Lockwood is a sociologist with an interest in the politics of climate policy and in low carbon innovation. He was previously Associate Director for Climate, Transport and Energy at the Institute for Public Policy Research, and acted as an adviser to the Deputy Mayor of London from 2004 to 2006.

He has published influential policy analysis on long-term emissions reductions targets for the UK, EU policy on coal-fired power generation, and personal carbon trading. He has also carried out a major survey-based assessment of the framing of climate policy in the UK.

Prior to researching climate policy, Matthew worked in senior policy and research positions at several international development NGOs, for the UK Government, and as a consultant, with a focus on Africa. He was a member of the Policy Committee of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford from 1999 to 2004. In 2005, he published The State They're In which was described by Oxfam's Duncan Green as 'essential reading for anyone interested in Africa's future'.

This programme will develop and promote evidence-based policy and programme guidance on low carbon energy investments to benefit poor people, especially women and girls.

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A place for DFID staff to connect with and learn from fellow country office staff, DFID specialist advisers and technical experts as a basis for creating applied knowledge for dealing with the complexities of climate change in the development arena.

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The Evidence of Benefits for Poor People of Electricity Provision: Scoping Note and Review Protocol

IDS Evidence Report 22 (2013)

This document sets out the background and context for a review to be undertaken by IDS assessing the extent and quality of the evidence base for the relationships between low carbon electricity capacity and benefits for poor people More details

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Adaptation Policy, Governance and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper asks what can be learned about adaptation policy by considering the political context in sub-Saharan Africa. More details

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Learning to Tackle Climate Change

How can continuous reflection and learning help tackle climate change in the context of wider development challenges? This interactive PDF aims to support ongoing learning by those inside and outside DFID to develop their own learning journey - no matter what their country, context or level of personal expertise. It reflects the combined knowledge of DFID staff and external experts generated over two years on a shared learning journey through the Learning Hub programme. More details