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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. Phasing out plastics: the construction sector

    Rapports de recherche

  2. Phasing out plastics

    Rapports de recherche

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

    Rapports de recherche

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

    Communiqué de presse

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