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Sam Pickard

Research Associate

  • Climate and Sustainability
Portrait of Sam Pickard

Sam Pickard is a Research Associate who brings a technical research background to analysis of wider economic and political issues surrounding sustainable development. His interests include energy transitions, energy poverty/access, and decarbonising development, among others.

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. Inclusive, Sustainable Economic Transformation

    Event

  2. Nexus: compendium. In search of nexus triple wins

    Working papers

  3. The Airport Tracker: uncovering aviation emissions

    Briefing/policy papers

  4. Phasing out plastics

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

    Research reports

  6. Phasing out plastics: the construction sector

    Research reports

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

    Research reports

  8. Phasing out plastics

    Research reports

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

    Press Release

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

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

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

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

    Research reports

  14. Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity

    Research reports

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

  16. Clean energy project preparation facilities

    Research reports

  17. Energy safety nets

    Working papers

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

  19. FAQ: coal, poverty and the environment

  20. FAQ: Coal, economic development and poverty reduction