John Barrett receives OBE for services to Climate Change Assessment

02 June, 2022

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John Barrett, of CREDS, receives an OBE for his services to Climate Change Assessment.

We are delighted to announce that Professor John Barrett has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his services to Climate Change Assessment.

The Queen’s Birthday Honours lists recognises the achievements and service of people across the UK, from all walks of life.

John Barrett, Professor in Energy and Climate Policy in the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds, recently led our positive low energy futures research project which provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of the role of reducing energy demand to meet the UK’s net-zero climate target.

He said:

Addressing the climate crisis is becoming increasingly urgent and requires robust and sound evidence. I’m delighted to have been acknowledged for my contribution to this evidence base and to climate change assessment more broadly. This has only been possible through close collaboration with outstanding researchers over the past 20 years – I would not be receiving this honour without them.

Nick Eyre, Director of CREDS, said:

I was delighted to hear that Professor John Barrett has been awarded an OBE. The award is much deserved, as John’s research has made a significant difference to UK climate policy in a number of ways: analysing consumption-based emissions, showing the importance of strong policies for materials and products, and most recently demonstrating the key role of demand reduction in delivering net zero emissions targets.

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