James Rydge was a Senior Policy Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics (LSE) until October 2021. Through policy research and engagement with countries and international institutions, his work focuses on accelerating the transition to sustainable and inclusive growth and development. This involves working with the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action and their Institutional Partners, including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and the OECD, to accelerate the mainstreaming of climate into finance ministry operations. Previously he was Lead Economist for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, New Climate Economy, and a Dahrendorf Research Fellow at LSE.
Before working on climate change, James worked in financial markets at the Bank of New York Mellon in London and in valuations at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Sydney. He has a PhD in financial markets from the University of Sydney.
- Aligning finance with the Paris Agreement: An overview of concepts, approaches, progress and necessary action
Policy publications, 11 Dec 2020
- Financing inclusive climate action in the UK: An investor roadmap for the just transition
Policy publications, 1 Oct 2019
- Sustainable growth in the UK: Seizing opportunities from technological change and the transition to a low-carbon economy
Policy publications, 3 Dec 2018
- The implications of the economic slowdown for greenhouse gas emissions and targets
Policy publications, 1 Oct 2009