Matthew Lockwood - Team Leader
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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'.
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