Simon Sharpe is a Visiting Policy Fellow at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP).
Simon worked at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for ten years, serving in China and India, and leading on climate change strategy in the run-up to the Paris negotiations in 2015. In this role he created and led a major international project to re-shape the way governments assess the risks of climate change, working with leading experts in the US, China and India.
Simon is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at UCL, a Policy Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy at Cambridge University, a member of the UCL Policy Commission on the Communication of Climate Science, and a member of the advisory board of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity. He has a background in physics and finance, and an interest in new economic thinking.
- Accelerating the low carbon transition: the case for stronger, more targeted and coordinated international action Victor, Geels & Sharpe (2019)
- Telling the boiling frog what he needs to know: why climate change risks should be plotted as probability over time Geoscience Communication (2019)
- The economics of change: policy and appraisal for missions, market shaping and public purpose Kattel, Mazzucato, Ryan-Collins & Sharpe (2018)
- Climate Change: A Risk Assessment Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge (2015)