Andrew Sudmant

Associate, University of Leeds

Andrew Sudmant

Andrew is a Research Fellow at working under Professor Andy Gouldson on the Economics of Climate Smart Cities research program. At the Climate Smart Cities team program mini-Stern review studies are conducted by consulting with regional development authorities, national and municipal governments and partner universities to identify cost-effective climate change mitigation measures in cities. With this work the Climate Smart Cities program not only explores the case for green growth but the opportunity for climate change mitigation policies to enhance energy security and public health, raise employment, stimulate investment and improve public finances.

Background

Andrew has an MSc Environmental Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics and a BA (Honours) Economics from the University of British Columbia.

As a research fellow  at the Climate Smart Cities Program I am an author on four cities reports and have led in-country stakeholder engagement and capacity building in Malaysia, Indonesia and Brazil. Our work has had a significant impact. In Lima our project will form that basis of the city’s climate mitigation plan, for example. Our work will also contribute to the New Climate Economy and Global Green Growth Best Practice reports, to be launched in autumn 2014, is being considered for a UNFCCC ‘Momentum for Change’ award and is published across a number of academic journals. Currently I am leading a small research team in Recife, Brazil, organising and facilitating focus groups and stakeholder consultations with local and regional government.

Research Interests

  • Climate economics
  • Urban climate mitigation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Transportation modelling