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Shelagh Whitley

Head of Programme - Climate and Energy Programme

Portrait of Shelagh Whitley
Shelagh Whitley is Head of the Climate and Energy Programme at ODI. Shelagh leads ODI’s research on fossil fuel subsidies, green fiscal policy and private climate finance

From 2006 - 2011 Shelagh worked for Camco, a carbon project developer, on the origination, execution and financing of carbon projects covering a range of low carbon technologies in Asia, Africa, and North and South America. Shelagh was the Chair of the Carbon Markets and Investors Association (CMIA) Voluntary Market stream, and Vice-Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Gold Standard (for carbon credits).

From 2004 - 2006 Shelagh was a Project Manager with The Climate Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing business and government leadership on climate change. Shelagh has a Masters Degree in International Environmental Policy and Finance from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in the United States, and a Combined Honours BSc in Biology and International Development Studies from Dalhousie University in Canada.

  1. Enabling a just transition to a low-carbon economy in the energy sector

    Briefing/policy papers

  2. Making finance flows consistent with Paris objectives


  3. Making finance consistent with climate goals: insights for operationalising Article 2.1c of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement

    Research reports

  4. MEDIA NOTE: ODI experts available for interview at COP24 in Katowice, Poland

    Press Release

  5. MEDIA NOTE: Investors with $742 billion in assets urge G20 governments to end fossil fuel subsidies

    Press Release

  6. Stories from G20 countries: shifting public money out of fossil fuels

    Working papers

  7. Brown to green: the G20 transition towards a low-carbon economy

    Research reports

  8. Clean energy project preparation facilities

    Research reports

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

  10. India’s stranded assets: how government interventions are propping up coal power

    Working papers

  11. How government interventions are supporting coal mining and coal power in India

  12. Climate Leadership series: Shelagh Whitley and the impact of fossil fuel subsidies on climate action

  13. Are the G7 on track to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2025?

  14. G7 fossil fuel subsidy scorecard: tracking the phase-out of fiscal support and public finance for oil, gas and coal

    Briefing/policy papers

  15. G7 governments provide $100 billion each year to support oil, coal and gas despite pledging to end fossil fuel subsidies – new report

    Press Release

  16. Reforming Africa’s fossil fuel subsidies

  17. World Bank Group 'showing true leadership on climate change' after announcing end to funding for oil and gas – ODI experts

    Press Release

  18. India’s energy transition: mapping subsidies to fossil fuels and clean energy in India

    Research reports

  19. Chancellor announces tax incentives for North Sea oil and gas in 2017 Budget – ODI statement

    Press Release

  20. Germany ignoring majority of fossil fuel subsidies in G20 review – ODI experts

    Press Release

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