Watkiss is an independent researcher with 20 years' experience
of multi-disciplinary research in climate change and adaptation
policy, as well as a Senior Visiting Research Associate at the
ECI, University of Oxford.
main area of expertise focuses on the impacts and economic costs
of climate change, and the costs and benefits of adaptation. He
developed the method for the UKís adaptation economic national
study, and has provided economic support and advice on
adaptation costs and benefits to Defra, DFID, the EC, the OECD,
the EEA, UNEP and the UNFCCC.
has led a number of country studies on the economics of climate
change and adaptation including in Nepal, Kenya, Tanzania,
Rwanda and Burundi, and led technical development of
Ethiopiaís Climate Resilience Strategy (Agriculture) and the
Zanzibar Climate Change Strategy.
He was a contributory author on three chapters of the
recent IPCC AR5 WGII (economics of adaptation and adaptation
mitigation) and one chapter of the WGIII.
also has leading expertise in environmental external costs
analysis, policy appraisal, cost-benefit analysis, appraisal and
evaluation, with extensive expertise in the social cost of
carbon and air quality externalities.
has led numerous major studies for the UK government, European
Commission, and many
other organisations. He
has written over 100 publications, reports and conference
Cimato is a senior economist specialised in international
development, infrastructure investment, and climate change. She
worked as an economist and policy advisor for the UK Government
Economic Service, for Defra and then DFID, and has 10 years in
both theoretical and applied environmental and development
economics. During this time she has used her technical and
subject matter expertise to design, implement, monitor and
evaluate government policies and projects. Her knowledge and
experience include cost-benefit analysis, financial modelling
and risk management, socio-environmental standards and
practices, climate change programmes, and political economy
analysis. Most recently she has been working as a senior
economist on projects in Nepal, Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania,
undertaking detailed economic and financial modelling of
Quevedo has a Bachelor degree in Mathematics and Economics, a
diploma in Economics and a Master degree in Development
Economics. She has since developed her professional career in
Rwanda, where she worked providing technical assistance,
capacity building and economic appraisal at the ministry
of finance (with GIZ) and subsequently worked on a national
roadmap for green urbanization into the six secondary cities in
Rwanda, covering sectors of energy, transport, buildings, waste,
sanitation and water at the Ministry of Infrastructure (for GGGI).
Her recent projects include the co-design, economic and
financial analysis of a tea and coffee adaptation pilot project
with the ministry of agriculture and a review of the costs and
benefits of adaptation for the EC ECONADPT project.
Watkiss Associates also works with a network of associates to provide expertise on a wide range of policy
issues, each of which is a recognised expert in the field.
Hunt - an environmental economist and an expert in the valuation
of climate change impacts and adaptation.
He is a Research Fellow in Environmental Economics at the
of Bath and works part time for PWA. He has led a number of
studies on the costs and benefits of adaptation, and prepared
UKCIPís costing guidance on adaptation.
He has expertise in economic decision support under
uncertainty, including the application to the health, flood and
other sectors. He
has published on adaptation policy and was a contributor the
IPCC 5th Assessment Report (chapter on Economics of Adaptation).
Blyth has worked for 20 years in the field of modelling and
analysis of energy security and climate change policy. He is
Director of Oxford
Energy Associates, an Associate Fellow of Chatham House, and
Visiting Research Fellow at London Business School. His work
focuses on the role of policy on investment decision-making
under uncertainty, and how to deliver secure energy supplies
within a context of transition to a low-carbon economy.
Savage is an international policy economist, with finance and
investment expert specialising in greenhouse gas mitigation and
climate adaptation. He is Director of Oxford
Consulting Partners, and has worked for both DFID and the
International Finance Corporation, and acted as a senior advisor
for a range of international financial institutions, including
the World Bank, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European
Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the African
Development Bank (AfDB). He
worked on the UK Climate Change Programme and has led
assignments in more than 30 countries, incuding Central and
South Asia, Sub Saharan Africa, East Asia and the Carribbean.
Watkiss leads the administrative and financial management in
PWA and also leads PWA's policy dissemination activities,
including the design and publication of policy briefs.