Global Governance Institute


Kyle Herman

Kyle has over a decade experience in climate and environmental policymaking representing a myriad of constituents including NGOs, multinational corporations, institutions such as the IFC, and start-up companies. His current research explores how multilateral environmental policies induce firms to innovate in climate and environmental technologies, especially the emerging field of “enabling” and “smart” technologies. He deploys econometric and language processing methods in this research and is particularly interested in how stringent domestic climate policies exhibit influence across other regions and countries.

Before joining UCL and GGI, Kyle lectured at Rutgers University in Environmental Politics and Policy. He also obtained his Ph.D. there in 2018 in the Division of Global Affairs, winning both pre-dissertation and dissertation fellowships. In 2018 he published Global Environmental Politics: Concepts, Theories and Case Studies (with Gabriela Kütting). In 2017, he held visiting research positions at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) in Milan and the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London. His earlier research examined country-level renewable energy policies and their effects on inward FDI, domestic employment, and heterogeneous impacts on national innovation systems.