Director, EME - Climate
Ross oversees evidence development, analysis, measurement and evaluation for CIFF’s climate change portfolio.
Prior to joining CIFF in 2020 Ross’s spent 16 years in climate change and air quality roles within government and environmental consultancy. Most recently, Ross had roles heading up air quality and climate change portfolios in two different consultancies. This included leading the UK’s flagship National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) Programme for 6 years on behalf of the UK Government. In this role Ross was responsible for overseeing the compilation of the UK’s greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions alongside reporting these to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and United Nations economic Council for Europe (UNECE). Ross also has extensive experience of leading large international projects responsible for delivering national, regional and city level technical assessments, policy analysis and capacity building in a wide range of countries. He has also overseen large air quality assessment and monitoring programmes for the UK High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) programme.
Ross is a qualified UNFCCC Lead Expert Reviewer for National Communications and Biennial reports, specialising in the area of polices and measures. This role involves leading teams of international experts in undertaking reviews of national climate change assessments. These are submitted periodically to the UNFCCC by countries to track their progress against targets and fulfilment of obligations under the Convention. Ross is also a qualified UNFCCC Expert Reviewer for national GHG emissions inventories, an expert on Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems and has completed PhD research focusing on air pollutant emissions from road transport.