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Harry Smith, currently a Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholar, conducts research at the University of East Anglia as a part of the Critical Decade for Climate Programme. His research is concerned with the policy and governance aspects of greenhouse gas removal (GGR) methods. These methods play a crucial role in the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, a key component of net-zero plans.

Harry brings to his work a background of four years as an international climate consultant, collaborating with governments in both developed and developing nations. His work has revolved around the creation and management of greenhouse gas inventories for UNFCCC reporting, including contributions to the UK's National Atmospheric Emission Inventory (NAEI). Additionally, he has been involved in the revision of industrial emission legislation in the European Union, working closely with the European Commission and the European Environment Agency.

Harry's educational journey includes 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. His academic pursuits at the University of Southampton were acknowledged with three academic prizes, leading to his receipt of the SAGES Scholarship to support his studies at the University of Reading. These academic credentials underpin his contributions to the field of climate policy and action.

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