Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Research Director, Energy, Environment and Resources
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Summary

Felix Preston is a senior research fellow in the Energy, Environment and Resources Department and was appointed deputy research director of the department in 2015. His publications at Chatham House have covered a range of topics including low carbon transition, green innovation, resource governance and low probability high impact events. He has a long standing research interest in sustainable transition in China, and facilitated the first China-UK Forum on Reform and Innovation in 2015. He is a global expert for the UN Environment Programme’s forthcoming Global Environment Outlook report. Felix joined Chatham House in 2008 from AEA Energy and Environment, where he was a senior consultant, and previously worked at the Environment Agency. He holds degrees from Imperial College London and the University of Sussex.

Expertise

  • Low carbon development and climate security
  • Green transition in China
  • Innovation and disruptive change

Experience

2015 -Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Research Director, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Chatham House
2014-15Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House
2008-14Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House
2004-08Senior Consultant, AEA Energy and Environment (initially, research consultant)
2003-04

Environmental Technology MSc (Energy Policy Option), Imperial College London

2002-03

Project Officer, Environment Agency

1999-2002

Geography and Environmental Science BSc, University of Sussex

Broadcast experience

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