School of Earth and Environment

Andy Gouldson Prof Andy Gouldson

Professor of Environmental Policy and Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

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I work on environmental and climate policy and in related areas such as energy and development policy. My work focuses on the performance of different forms of policy and regulation and the impacts of new forms of governance, especially on the environmental impacts of economic development. I also have a particular interest in cities and climate change, and in recent years have worked extensively on low carbon development for cities in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.

I specialize in inter-disciplinary, applied and impact-oriented research, and frequently work closely with governments, NGOs and community groups and industry bodies at the international, national and local levels. I have been a contributor to international initiatives such as the Global Commission on Economy and Climate and work closely with the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change and the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

I am also Deputy Director of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, Editor of Environmental Policy and Governance and a Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol.