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