Sam Stephenson

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PhD Student

Sam joined UK FIRES in January 2021 as a PhD student researching the politics of decarbonisation. His current research explores the limitations of the current techno-optimist climate policy and how we can provide space for new policies that target the systemic roots of the climate crisis through changing the way to discuss, narrativise and understand climate change.

Before joining UK FIRES Sam worked as an economic and policy consultant advising governments and development banks on climate policy. He also holds degrees in Environmental Economics from the LSE and Mathematics and Philosophy from King’s College London.