Email Fergus Green
Policy Analyst and Research Advisor to Professor Stern
Fergus joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in January 2014. He is primarily responsible for providing academic and policy-related research assistance to Professor Stern. He is also a Policy Analyst within the Institute’s policy team, working on projects relating to green growth, climate ethics and other aspects of climate change mitigation.
Fergus began his career as a lawyer in the Melbourne office of Australasian firm Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens-Linklaters) from February 2009 to June 2012, where he specialised in climate change, energy, water and environmental regulation. During this period, Fergus also engaged in Australia’s climate and energy policy debate as an independent commentator, writing for Australia’s Lowy Institute for International Policy and for a wide range of print and online media. He was a Fellow (2010), Director and Chairman (2011–12) of the not-for profit Centre for Sustainability Leadership.
Fergus moved to London in September 2012 to undertake graduate study after receiving a Sir John Monash Scholarship. He completed an MSc in Philosophy & Public Policy with distinction at the LSE, receiving the Andrea Mannu Prize. He also holds a BA (Political Science) and a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours from the University of Melbourne.
In 2013 Fergus was a research assistant in the LSE’s Department of Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method and he teaches Global Energy & Climate Policy to masters students in the Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy at SOAS.
- Global climate governance;
- Domestic policies for climate mitigation;
- Ideal vs non-ideal (first vs second best) approaches to climate policy;
- The regulation of fossil fuels / “Unburnable Carbon”;
- Various topics in political theory, ethics, and the philosophy of economics and public policy:
- Climate change ethics;
- The ethics of policy transition (compensation, exemptions, grandfathering);
- Liberal vs non-liberal and welfarist vs non-welfarist approaches to climate change;
- Republican political theory, citizenship and democracy;
- Social/political norms.