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Kate Scott

I hold a NERC (UK Natural Environment Research Council) Industrial Innovation Fellowship on implementing a climate compatible Industrial Strategy for the UK. I am developing methods to downscale global climate assessments for local-level decision making across sectors in order to facilitate the delivery of a climate compatible Industrial Strategy. The Industrial Strategy outlines the government’s plans to improve living standards and economic growth. The project brings together climate science, government policy and private companies to ensure tackling climate change is incorporated into building a resilient, sustainable and competitive future for UK industry.

Previously, I was a Research Fellow for the UK Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP), where my research focused on the integration of resource efficiency, which includes the consumption and trade of materials and products, into climate mitigation policy. I employed scenario methods and input-output analysis to both quantify the emissions consequences of consumption patterns/ trends, and to evaluate policy opportunities at different spatial scales.

I am also part-funded on the UK Energy Research Centre project ADVENT. The primary objective is to explore future UK low-carbon energy pathways and quantify what they would mean for stocks of natural capital and for the provision of ecosystem services. My contribution looks at global impacts on wider sustainability goals from alternative energy transitions.