Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Research Director, Energy, Environment and Resources
Felix Preston
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+44 20 7957 5741

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

Some

Pages

  • Contributing Author Global Response chapter Global Environment Outlook 5 United Nations Environment Programme, June 2012
  • Overview of the Global Shift towards a Low-carbon Economy: Opportunities and Challenges, with Bernice Lee and Antony Froggatt, in Peter Draper and Ivan Mbirimi (eds), Climate Change and Trade: The Challenges for Southern Africa, Fanele, 2011
  • Low Carbon Industrialisation Strategy for China, Report of Task Force for the China Council on International Cooperation on Environment and Development, with others, November 2011
  • Low Carbon Development Roadmap for Jilin City with others, Programme Paper, March 2010
  • Low Carbon Economy for China, Report of Task Force for the China Council on International Cooperation on Environment and Development, with others, November 2009
  • Who Owns Our Low Carbon Future? Intellectual Property and Energy Technologies with Bernice Lee and Ilian Iliev, Chatham House Report, September 2009
  • Climate and Livelihoods in Rural Ningxia: Final Report, co-author, AEA Group, 2008
  • Rural Electrification under Liberal Reforms: The Case of Peru, with J Cherni, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol:15, 2007
  • Definition of EU Critical Infrastructures in the Energy Sector, with A Falconer et al, DG TREN, European Commission, 2007
  • Global Uranium Resources, with P Baruya, Sustainable Development Commission, 2005