Paul Watkiss is an
independent researcher with over 20 years' experience of
multi-disciplinary research in climate change and adaptation
Paulís areas of expertise cover
climate change risk assessment, co-design, adaptation
planning and appraisal, decision making under uncertainty,
the economic costs and benefits of adaptation, and
Paul has led
the development of the climate change risk and adaptation
assessment methods. He was involved in the first, second and
third UK Climate Change Risk Assessments (CCRA) and has
worked on climate risk and adaptation assessment methods for
the Asian Development Bank and European Investment Bank.
He has also developed
adaptation frameworks, developing methodological approaches
for the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
(Defra) and the Department for International Development
(DFID), including in decision making under uncertainty. He
has led numerous studies on the costs and benefits of
adaptation for UK Government (Defra, DFID), the Committee on
Climate Change, the European Environment Agency, the
European Commission, the OECD, UNDP and the UNFCCC.
He has worked on adaptation policy
and planning at multiple scales. He has led country studies
on the economics of climate change and adaptation including
in the UK, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, Tanzania, Rwanda and
Zanzibar, as well as local studies, including Glasgow City
Region. He also has practical experience of adaptation
programming and design, and has put together business cases
and proposals for over £200 million of adaptation projects
and programmes globally, including for UK International
Climate Finance and the Green Climate Fund.
Paul has led numerous major studies
and has written over 100 publications, reports and
conference papers. He was a contributory author on three
chapters of the IPCC AR5 WGII and one chapter of WGIII.
Cimato is a senior economist specialised in international
development, infrastructure investment, and climate change.
She worked as an economist and policy advisor for the UK
Government Economic Service, for Defra and then DFID, and
has 15 years in both theoretical and applied environmental
and development economics. During this time she has used her
technical and subject matter expertise to design, implement,
monitor and evaluate government policies and projects. Her
knowledge and experience include cost-benefit analysis,
financial modelling and risk management, climate change risk
and adaptation assessment, economic appraisal, and political
Most recently she has been
working as a senior economist on projects in Europe, Nepal,
Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania, undertaking detailed economic
and financial modelling of adaptation projects, including
international climate finance projects.
is an environmental economist and an expert in the valuation
of climate change impacts and the costs and benefits of
He is a Senior Lecturer in
Environmental Economics at the University of Bath and also
works part time for Paul Watkiss Associates.
is an expert in the application of economic principles to
project and policy analysis in the field of climate change.
He has expertise in the monetary valuation of climate
impacts, cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and decision support
under uncertainty, including the application to the health,
flood and other sectors.
He has worked on numerous
studies on adaptation for PWA, including work for Defra,
DFID, the EC, OECD, the Committee on Climate Change, World
Bank and UNEP.
Watkiss Associates also works with a network of associates to
provide expertise on a wide range of policy issues, each of
which is a recognised expert in the field.
Savage is an international policy economist, with finance and
investment expert specialising in greenhouse gas mitigation and
He is Director of Oxford
Consulting Partners, and has worked for both DFID and the
International Finance Corporation, and acted as a senior advisor
for a range of international financial institutions, including
the World Bank, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European
Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the African
Development Bank (AfDB). He
worked on the UK Climate Change Programme and has led
assignments in more than 30 countries, incuding Central and
South Asia, Sub Saharan Africa, East Asia and the Carribbean.
leads the administrative and financial management in
PWA and also leads PWA's policy dissemination activities,
including the design and publication of policy briefs.