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.
Areas of expertise
- Low carbon development and climate security
- Green transition in China
- Innovation and disruptive change
|2015 -||Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Research Director, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Chatham House|
|2014-15||Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House|
|2008-14||Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House|
|2004-08||Senior Consultant, AEA Energy and Environment (initially, research consultant)|
Environmental Technology MSc (Energy Policy Option), Imperial College London
Project Officer, Environment Agency
Geography and Environmental Science BSc, University of Sussex
- A Wider Circle? The Circular Economy in Developing Countries Chatham House Briefing 5 December 2017
- Why are some cities more polluted than others? The World Today 9 February 2017
- China's chance for climate leadership The World Today 9 December 2016
- Navigating the New Normal: China and Global Resource Governance DRC and Chatham House Joint Report 28 January 2016
- Enhancing Engagement Between China and the EU on Resource Governance and Low-Carbon Development Research paper 23 June 2015
- Cartels and Competition in Minerals Markets: Challenges for Global Governance Research paper 19 December 2014
- Stuck in Transition: Managing the Political Economy of Low-carbon Development Chatham House Briefing 1 February 2014
- Less wasteful, but will it really be greener? The World Today 4 October 2013
- Saving Oil and Gas in the Gulf Chatham House Report 1 August 2013
- 资源未来 Chatham House Report 1 March 2013
- Global Response contributing author, in Global Environment Outlook 5, United Nations Environment Programme, June 2012
- China’s Pathway Towards a Low Carbon Economy Report of Task Force for the China Council on International Cooperation on Environment and Development, with others, November 2009
- Rural Electrification under Liberal Reforms: The Case of Peru with J Cherni, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol:15, 2007