Henry Dieudonné-Demaria

Lead, Climate Strategy at Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Lead, Climate Strategy, Defra
Continuing Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Henry is a career policy maker in the environment and development space, in departments including the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, HM Treasury and Defra. His research questions are around the future of environment policy, particularly in response to Brexit.

  • How can we help people benefit from the environment? Many people, including poorer people and those in urban areas, have very limited conscious contact with their natural environment. Are there better relationships possible between citizens and their natural environment, and how can we as policy makers support this in the long term?

  • What’s the next big technological innovation, and how should we prepare for it? As policymakers, a great many new technologies and proprietary innovations are put to us as potential solutions to the problems we face. As we develop long-term strategy for environmental management, what will the real game changers be, and how can we prepare for them in the ground we are laying now?

  • Who should we be learning from? Which countries are leading the way on growing and sustaining their natural environments, and helping their citizens to appreciate and benefit from them? Why are they succeeding, and what lessons should we be learning from them?

Henry is keen to engage with academics, businesses and policy makers; to create and to share learning; and to explore creative and disruptive collaborations. Or just to chat and have coffee. He can be reached at henrydemaria@cantab.net

  • 26 June 2019, 9:30am

    CSaP Annual Conference 2019

    CSaP's Annual Conference will bring together members of our network from government, academia and elsewhere to discuss some of the policy challenges we have worked on over the past year.

  • 14 January 2019, 4pm

    Environmental Land Management

    This policy workshop brought together policy makers, academics, and industry experts to explore what is needed to design and implement a new Environmental Land Management system after the UK leaves the European Union.