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Leo Peskett

Research Associate

Portrait of Leo Peskett
Leo has a background in geology and global environmental policy, and research interests in the implications of climate change for developing countries.

Leo is a Research Associate in the ODI Climate Change and Environment Programme. His research focusses on understanding the implications of natural resource management policies on poor people in developing countries, particularly in the land-use and extractives sectors. He has specialist expertise on REDD+, carbon markets, climate finance, bioenergy and geothermal energy. He holds a first degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College.

Leo is currently based in Rwanda, where he has been working with the government on the new Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy, geothermal energy development and a project to reduce flooding and landslide risks in the NW of the country.

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