Helen Jackson

Associate Fellow

Helen Jackson is an environment and natural resource economist with many years’ experience in climate change, energy and environmental policy, working for both the public and private sector. She was one of the first people to work for leading climate and energy consultancy Vivid Economics, with whom she has undertaken projects for UNEP-FI, multilateral development banks, the International Maritime Organisation, energy companies and the UK government, including Brexit-related work for Defra.

Helen has also worked for the Climate Bonds Initiative, contributing to the development of their Standard and Certification Scheme to flag green bonds compatible with a low carbon economy. With them, she has researched in-depth issues surrounding climate adaptation in the electricity sector. Helen’s current main interests are: understanding climate risk and adaptation challenges, both to the economy and society as a whole; and the application of data science to environmental challenges. She has written for Prospect, and her past work has been cited by The Rough Guide to Economics and David Cameron.


Helen Jackson: High and dry?: Preventing tomorrow’s “flood ghettos”

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Introduction The severe flooding of last November and December, as well as recent Storms Ciara and Dennis, have brought renewed focus on whether the Government is doing enough to protect…

Helen Jackson: The public wants leadership on climate, not a bitter culture war

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