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Dr Terry Barker

Dr Terry Barker

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 764878

Biography:

TERRY BARKER is Senior Department Fellow in 4CMR, Chairman of Cambridge Econometrics and Honorary Proffessor, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia. He is also the Founder of the Cambridge Trust fror New Thinking in Economics. He was a Co-ordinating Lead Author for the IPCC’s Third and Fourth Assessment Reports 2001 and 2007, taking responsibility for chapters on cross-sectoral greenhouse gas mitigation. He is an applied economist with over 100 papers published mainly on the topics of economic modelling, international trade, and climate change mitigation. He has over 30 years of experience in building economic models for national economies, including models for Botswana and Mexico. His research interests are in developing large-scale models designed to address the issue of global decarbonisation at the UK, European and global scales.

Subject groups/Research projects

Economics of Avoiding Climate Change:
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A key area of research at 4CMR over the past 5 years has been the development of the Future Technology Transformation model, used in exploring how policies influence global technology and carbon. This includes an on-line visualisation tool so you can view our results.

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4CMR works closely with the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, with overlapping interests, skills and projects. C-EENRG is also located in the Department of Land Economy, with a core mission to "conduct integrative research on the governance of environmental transitions, understood as social and technological processes driven by environmental constraints that lead to fundamental changes in social organisation."

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