Thorfinn Stainforth

Policy Analyst, Low Carbon and Circular Economy


Phone: +32 (0) 2211 1092

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Thorfinn joined IEEP in April 2018 as a Policy Analyst for the Climate and Environmental Governance Programme. Previously he worked for six years in DG Climate Action of the European Commission in the International & Inter-Institutional Relations Unit. He participated in the UNFCCC international climate negotiations between 2014 and 2017 including for the creation of the Paris Agreement at COP21 in 2015. He studied sustainable urban development at University College London, earning an MSc in Transport & City Planning from the Bartlett School of Planning. Previously he earned an MA in European Studies at the University of British Columbia (Canada).

At IEEP he is involved in a variety of projects focusing on climate change policy, including adaptation, urban strategies, the EU budget, and SDG implementation, as well as good environmental governance.

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