Lord Carnwath and Amar Bhattacharya appointed as Visiting Professors in Practice
The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is pleased to announce the appointments of Lord Carnwath and Amar Bhattacharya as Visiting Professors in Practice. Both appointments commence on 1 March 2021.
Robert Carnwath has been a practising lawyer for 50 years: 24 years as a barrister and 26 as a judge at all levels up to the Supreme Court, where he served from 2012 until 2020. During this time he has also served as Attorney-General to HRH the Prince of Wales, Chairman of the Law Commission of England and Wales, and Senior President of Tribunals. As a Visiting Professor in Practice, Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill will use his extensive legal experience and connections to promote the role of the law in combatting climate change.
Amar Bhattacharya is a senior fellow in the Center for Sustainable Development, housed in the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings Institution. From April 2007 until September 2014, he was Director of the Group of 24, an intergovernmental group of developing country Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. As a Visiting Professor in Practice, Mr Bhattacharya will be working closely with Lord Stern and his team on international finance, climate action and sustainable growth, as well as economic and climate policies in India.