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  • Chris Duffy

    Former Policy Communications Manager

    Chris joined the Grantham Research Institute in May 2011 and headed up the Institute’s policy communications programme up until March 2017. Chris went on to work for the Department of Transport.


    Chris’s background is in public relations and corporate communication. Prior to joining the Grantham Institute Chris held roles at the Carbon Trust, the Environment Agency, and in Boris Johnson’s climate change team at the Greater London Authority. He has also worked as a PR consultant for clients including major supermarket chains, construction firms and local authorities.

    He has managed a number of award winning PR and communication campaigns and has a degree in History.


    Policy publications  10 May, 2016

    UK climate change policy: how does it affect competitiveness?

    The Committee on Climate Change has recommended that setting a target to reduce UK emissions of greenhouse gases to an average of 57 per cent below their 1990 … read more »

    Policy publications  28 February, 2016

    Submission to the consultation by the Department for Energy and Climate Change on ensuring regulation encourages innovation

    This is a submission by the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics … read more »

    Policy publications  26 January, 2016

    ‘Green growth’ and the new Industrial Revolution

    This policy brief summarises the main policy implications of a two-year research programme, sponsored by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), which aimed to contribute to the growing evidence base on green growth. read more »


    Policy publications  23 November, 2015

    Consultation response: ‘Reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape'

    This policy paper was submitted to HM Treasury in response to its consultation on 'Reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape'. read more »

    Policy publications  30 March, 2015

    Climate change priorities for the next UK Government

    The next UK Government after the General Election on 7 May should reform the UK’s overly-complex energy taxation and create new institutions to depoliticise infrastructure investment, particularly in the energy sector. These recommendations are among several new measures outlined in the Institute’s latest policy brief ‘Climate change priorities for the next UK government’. read more »


    Policy publications  20 December, 2014

    Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change on ‘ Fuelling the debate: Committee successes and future challenges ’

    Outlines the main energy and climate change challenges in the UK over the next five-year term read more »

    Policy publications  1 January, 2014

    System responsiveness and the European Union Emissions Trading System

    This paper argues in favour of a reform of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) that makes the system more responsive to unexpected price shocks. The paper proposed … read more »


    Policy publications  18 August, 2013

    Climate change policy UK

    The Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) have published a policy paper, originally commissioned as a working paper … read more »

    Policy publications  1 April, 2013

    Decarbonising electricity generation

    The power sector is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the UK and must be largely decarbonised by 2030 if the Government is … read more »


    Policy publications  1 January, 2011

    The 'surrender charge' on international units in the Australian ETS

    Cameron Hepburn, Sarah Chapman, Baran Doda, Chris Duffy, Samuel Fankhauser, James Rydge, Kathryn Smith, Luca Taschini and Alessandro Vitelli

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    In the news  10 May, 2016

    Study: Fifth Carbon Budget 'would not harm' UK competitiveness

    BusinessGreen, 10 May

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