chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Chris is currently a Senior Economist in the International Climate Change Division in the Department of Energy and Climate Change, where he leads on economic analysis on targets and technology.


Chris joined the Government Economic Service in 2001 and has since worked in Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs on environmental taxation and the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs in a Climate Change team focusing on the G8 and other international climate change issues.

In November 2005, he joined the Stern Review, where he was the lead author on the chapters covering technology policy, international technology cooperation, and supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy in developing countries. He helped disseminate the findings of the review and respond to commentaries on the Review.

Chris studied a BSc in Economics at Nottingham University and an MSc in Public Policy, focusing on environmental economics, at University College London.

Research interests

  • Understanding national emission pledges and global mitigation trajectories;
  • Policy to spur development and deployment of low-carbon technologies;
  • Equity dimensions of mitigation action.


Policy publications  1 March, 2010

What do the Appendices to the Copenhagen Accord tell us about global greenhouse gas emissions and the prospects for avoiding a rise in global average temperature of more than 2°C?

This paper sets out an assessment of the latest targets and intended actions for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, which have been submitted by countries to the Appendices of the … read more »


Policy publications  18 June, 2007

Right for the Right Reasons: A Final Rejoinder on the Stern Review

Simon Dietz, Dennis Anderson, Nicholas Stern, Chris Taylor & Dimitri Zenghelis. World Economics 8.2, pp.229-258, 2007 – Link to publisher

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