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Harry Smith is a Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholar at the University of East Anglia as part of the Critical Decade programme. His research focuses on the role of greenhouse gas removal (GGR) within climate policy, including how GGR can be assessed and governed.

Previously, Harry has worked as an international climate consultant, working with governments in both developed and developing nations, on the creation and management of greenhouse gas inventories for reporting to the UNFCCC, including the UK’s National Atmospheric Emission Inventory (NAEI), jointly funded by BEIS and Defra. He has also worked extensively on the revision of industrial emission legislation across the EU with the European Commission and the European Environment Agency.

Harry holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from the University of Reading and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Southampton. To attend the University of Reading, he was awarded the SAGES Scholarship for academic performance, based upon receiving three academic prizes at the University of Southampton.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Environmental Science, University of Reading

Award Date: 13 Dec 2019

Bachelor of Science, University of Southampton

Award Date: 15 Jul 2016