Steven Fries, Senior Associate Fellow at INET Oxford, has been appointed to the UK’s Climate Change Committee.

The Climate Change Committee (the ‘CCC') is an independent statutory body established under the 2008 Climate Change Act to advise U.K. policy makers. It advises the UK and devolved governments on greenhouse gas emissions targets and reports to Parliament on progress made in reducing emissions and preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change.

A distinguished economist, Fries is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in addition to his affiliation with INET Oxford. He specialises in the economics of transforming energy systems and brings the Committee deep expertise in the economics of energy, climate change and sustainable finance.

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“It is a great honour to join the Climate Change Committee. I have long been an admirer of the CCC’s exemplary analysis and I’m delighted to help steer the Committee’s advice as the UK enters a critical period for its low-carbon energy transition.” Steven Fries, Senior Associate Fellow at INET Oxford

Fries was previously Chief Economist at the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change and Group Chief Economist at Shell. His earlier career also included several senior roles at the European Bank for Reconstruction. He is taking up his role at the CCC for a five-year term.