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Sam Pickard

Research Associate

Climate and Sustainability

Portrait of Sam Pickard

With a Master's degree in chemical engineering and a PhD in low-carbon technologies, Sam is an experienced researcher who has worked with academia, industry, and government. Sam spent most of 2017 in Central America working with a local university's renewable energy department, and with a number of rural development NGOs.

Sam's research with ODI has covered many countries and a broad range of issues that range from fossil fuel subsidies and geoengineering, to sustainable development pathways and government policies to combat energy poverty.

  1. Phasing out plastics

  2. Just add water: a landscape analysis of climate finance for water

    Research reports

  3. Phasing out plastics: the construction sector

    Research reports

  4. Phasing out plastics: the electrical and electronic equipment sector

    Research reports

  5. Phasing out plastics

    Research reports

  6. Global plastic consumption can be halved by 2050 to spearhead the green recovery - new ODI report

    Press Release

  7. FAQ 3: oil and gas, poverty, the environment and human rights

  8. FAQ 1: oil and gas, poverty and energy access

  9. FAQ 2: oil and gas, poverty and economic development

  10. Energy safety nets: using social assistance mechanisms to close affordability gaps for the poor

    Research reports

  11. ‘Direct air capture’: can sucking CO2 from the atmosphere really solve climate change?

  12. Clean energy project preparation facilities

    Research reports

  13. Energy safety nets

    Working papers

  14. IPCC 1.5°C Special Report: key next steps for policy-makers

  15. FAQ: coal, poverty and the environment

  16. FAQ: Coal, economic development and poverty reduction

  17. Carbon capture and storage provides no justification for new coal-fired electricity, says ODI

    Press Release

  18. Can carbon capture and storage justify new coal-fired electricity?

    Briefing/policy papers

  19. Bridging Costa Rica's green growth gap: how to support further transformation toward a green economy

    Research reports

  20. How clean is clean coal?