Dr. Rebecca Willis

Rebecca Willis has twenty years’ experience in environment and sustainability policy and practice, at international, national and local level. She founded Green Alliance’s Climate Leadership Programme, an initiative to support Members of the UK Parliament, and with Lancaster University, she conducted research into political responses to climate change. She advises the Lake District National Park, where she helped to establish the UK’s first local carbon budget; and has a particular interest in local and distributed energy solutions.

Rebecca is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of RCUK’s Energy Programme. She is a Fellow of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP). From 2011-15 she was a Council Member of the Natural Environment Research Council, and from 2004-11 was Vice-Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission, advising the Prime Minister and First Ministers of the devolved administrations. She is an Associate of the think tank Green Alliance and from 2001-4 was Green Alliance’s Director. Previously, Rebecca spent two years as a policy adviser at the European Parliament in Brussels, specialising in international environmental issues.

Rebecca has a degree in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and a masters degree in Environment, Development and Policy from the University of Sussex, and a PhD from Lancaster University.

Find out more about Rebecca’s work here http://www.rebeccawillis.co.uk/

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