Richard is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Geography at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Richard joined LSE in 2006, having previously lectured at the University of Plymouth.
He received his PhD in Geography (‘Environmental Leapfrogging in India’) from the University of Cambridge in 2002.
- Economic globalisation and environmental change;
- Environmental policy implementation and compliance;
- Innovation diffusion and convergence;
- Corporate environmentalism;
- Geopolitics of ‘ethical’ foreign policy.
Research - 2019
Abstract The past two decades have witnessed a proliferation of transnational networking initiatives aimed at addressing climate change. Previous work... Read more
Research - 2012
This article examines the impact of environmental regulation within countries, as well as regulatory distance between countries on international technology transfer. Read more
Research - 2009
Working Paper 8 Abstract Although there is evidence that CO2-efficiency enhancing innovations in one country diffuse into other countries to... Read more
Policy - 2022
This policy brief describes the nature and characteristics of climate lobbying by companies and its influence on climate change policy, then offers recommendations to private and public actors on how to govern climate lobbying so that it does not undermine implementation of the Paris Agreement. Read more
News - 2022
The issue of corporate lobbying activity by companies on climate change, and how responsibly it is carried out, is fast becoming a central issue for global investors. This commentary explores the actions investors can take to ensure that corporate lobbying does not undermine implementation of the Paris Agreement. Read more