Associate Fellow, Chatham House, London
Kirsty Hamilton is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House. Since 2004 she has led an initiative working with senior energy financiers operating at the nexus of policy and finance, to bring forward the evidence base on ‘investment grade’ policy conditions for investment. Between 2010 and 2015 she was policy head of the Low Carbon Finance Group. Kirsty has over 25 years’ experience in international climate and energy policy as an observer at the UN climate change negotiations. She is on the Steering Committee of ‘REN 21’, the international renewable energy policy network, a former member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Sustainable Energy, and a former advisor to UNEP Finance Initiative’s Climate Change work, including writing the international sections of its original training package on the UNFCCC. She is an expert reviewer and contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and was a Specialist Advisor for the UK’s Parliamentary Energy and Climate Change Committee’s Inquiry into Investor Confidence 2015/2016.