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Tim Gore joins IEEP to head low carbon and circular economy programme

Tim Gore has joined IEEP this month to head the Low Carbon and Circular Economy (LCCE) Programme.

Tim was formerly Head of Policy, Advocacy and Research for Climate, Food and Land at Oxfam International, where his work spanned international climate finance, the food-climate nexus and human rights in food supply chains. 

He has extensive experience engaging governments around the world, including as an advisor to the Least Developed Countries Group Chair at the UNFCCC, and has worked closely with major food companies on human rights due diligence processes, including the largest food and beverage retailers in Sweden and Finland. 

His most recent work on carbon inequality for Oxfam and as a contributing author to the UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2020 has been widely cited, including by the UN Secretary-General, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, UNEP Executive Director and Greta Thunberg, among others.

Tim is a dual British-Swedish national and no stranger to Brussels, where he worked on EU climate policy from 2008-10 at Oxfam and at Climate Action Network-Europe. He holds a First Class BA in Politics with International Studies from the University of Warwick, an MA in European Politics from the College of Europe in Bruges, and a Post-graduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains from the University of Cambridge.

“This is the most critical year for global climate action yet, and EU leadership is now more vital than ever. A fair and just European Green Deal can become a model for the rest of the world to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Now is our chance for economic transformation. I’ll be focused on public and private sector policies to slash emissions while tackling deep-rooted inequalities in Europe and around the world.”

— Tim Gore

Notes to editors:

Tim was a contributing author to Chapter 6 of the UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2020 on the role of equitable low carbon lifestyles.

His most recent papers were Confronting Carbon Inequality: Putting climate justice at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery and Confronting Carbon Inequality in the EU: Why the European Green Deal must tackle inequality while cutting emissions.

 Photo courtesy of Oxfam International

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