Giles Atkinson

Giles is professor in Environmental Policy at the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

He is affiliated with Centre for Social and Environmental Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE), at the University of East Anglia, as an Honorary Fellow.


Giles joined the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE in 1999. Prior to this, he was Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE), University College London and University of East Anglia.

Research interests

  • Sustainable development;
  • Green accounting;
  • Environmental valuation and cost-benefit analysis;
  • Environmental equity.


Research - 2022

Using a representative sample of the UK population, the authors of this paper use a discrete choice experiment to explore the way in which distributional considerations drive respondent decisions in two dimensions: (a) among recipients of adaptation finance in recipient developing countries, and (b) among those who contribute to this finance (via taxation). Read more

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Books - 2019

Books - 2014


Events - 2019

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News - 2012

News - 2011

Staff, students and members of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment have contributed to this report, which provides an analysis of the UK's natural environment in terms of the benefits it provides to society and continuing economic prosperity. Read more

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