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Adrian Gault

Chief Ecomomist
The Committee on Climate Change and BIEE Chair 2018

Adrian joined the secretariat of the Committee on Climate Change in May 2009, where he is responsible for analytical work looking at UK greenhouse gas emission reduction potential and costs. He was Acting Chief Executive of the Committee from July 2017-April 2018. Recentlly, the Committee’s June 2018 report to Parliament looked at UK progress in reducing emissions, the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy and what is needed to deliver the legislated fourth and fifth carbon budgets. The Committee will shortly be taking forward work to provide advice to the Government on implications of the Paris Agreement for the UK’s long-term emission reduction targets. Prior to joining the CCC secretariat, Adrian has substantial experience of energy and environmental issues – as an economist in Department for Transport, the Energy Group at DTI and in the Treasury tax team.