Charlotte was a Policy Analyst and Research Adviser to Nick Stern from September 2019 until June 2022.
Prior to joining the Grantham Research Institute Charlotte worked as a monitoring and evaluation consultant for the Green Climate Fund. In this role she was responsible for assessing the evaluation strategies articulated in funding proposals submitted to the Fund.
Charlotte holds a Master of Science degree in International & Development Economics from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics & Economics from the University of Warwick.
- Economics of climate change
- Economic development and growth
Research - 2022
This review seeks to provide a common basis for natural scientists, social scientists, and modellers to understand the research challenges involved in evaluating the economic risks of climate change. Read more
The authors of this paper argue that, despite their dominance in the economics literature and influence in public discussion and policymaking, the methodology employed by Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) rests on flawed foundations, which become particularly relevant in relation to the realities of the immense risks and challenges of climate change, and the radical changes in our economies that a sound and effective response require. Read more
Policy - 2022
With the macroeconomic environment shifting rapidly in the past year, posing serious challenges for policymakers, this paper aims to set out a stable and prudent course for macroeconomic policy. Read more
This report and brief provide improved estimates of the likely economic damages from climate change to the UK, highlighting where the greatest risks and need for adaptation are. These are translated into loss of socioeconomic welfare and reported as an equivalent loss of the UK’s GDP under two different policy scenarios – one in which current policies continue and another in which strong mitigation policies are put in place. Read more
This paper assesses the investment requirements for emerging markets and developing economies that are critical to their development and climate goals, arguing for a big-push investment programme to boost growth and meet global temperature targets. Read more
The authors of this paper present an alternative approach to determining the Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) that takes as given the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the Biden administration’s commitment to the US reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. Read more
Policy - 2021
This report sets out core elements of an overarching and integrated strategy for recovery from the COVID-10 pandemic and growth, as a contribution to the preparation for the G7 Summit taking place in Carbis Bay, Cornwall (11 to 13 June 2021). Read more
There has been a resurgence in the debate around Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms (CBAMs) and the role they may play in preserving the effectiveness of climate action in high ambition countries. This report explores how the European Union’s CBAM, announced to come into force by the end of 2022, might affect the UK. Read more
Policy - 2020
Four key factors make the scaling of renewable energy investment in fragile and conflict-affected states desirable and relevant: cost and practicality, increased and secured energy access, economic resilience, and inclusion and empowerment. Read more
This paper sets out six key areas, where government investment could create jobs and advance the fight against climate change in the UK. Read more
News - 2020
Investing in clean energy systems and technologies is just as urgent a priority for fragile and conflict-affected situations as it is for more stable environments, and a positive feedback loop exists between securing access to clean energy, state-building and peace, argue Camilla Sacchetto, Nicholas Stern and Charlotte Taylor. Read more
News - 2019
The Climate Action Summit, hosted on 23 September at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, succeeded in... Read more