The growing awareness among governments of the central role of climate change in public policy has led a number of administrations to develop mechanisms for a better understanding of how the public finance system prioritises climate policy outcomes.
- environmental governance,
- climate and energy policy,
- EU decision-making,
- rural development polic
Martin Nesbit was Director for EU and International Affairs in the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with particular responsibility for negotiations on the EU’s Common Agriculture Policy, before joining IEEP in 2014. He has a long record of experience in Government and in EU policy-making, including: work on waste policy from 1997-1999; heading the Environment desk at the UK’s permanent representation in Brussels from 1999-2002; responsibility for Rural Development policy from 2002-2005; for greenhouse gas emissions trading from 2006-2008; and Director roles from 2008 in charge of UK domestic climate change policy and EU agriculture policy. He was a member of California’s Market Advisory Committee on the design of a greenhouse gas cap and trade system from 2006-2007.
He speaks English and French.
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