A viable, least-cost pathway to a low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions future must lie within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement. The rulebook for the Agreement was in many ways rewritten at the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland. The flexible nature of the Agreement allows the international community to shift course as necessary.August 29, 2019
Before joining KAPSARC, Eric worked as an economist with the North Carolina Utilities Commission and was a consultant at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Prior to that, he was in a Ph.D. program at Duke University studying energy systems modeling. Eric’s experience also includes working as an energy/environmental economist at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), co-directing the Climate Change Policy Partnership at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University (USA), and working as a manager and senior policy analyst at the Center for Clean Air Policy, an NGO in Washington, D.C. He has also worked at the U.S. Energy Information Administration and at the Tellus Institute think tank in Boston.