Dr Steve Smith

Head of Science at Committee on Climate Change (The CCC)

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Head of Science, Committee on Climate Change
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Steve is Head of Science at the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) where he is responsible for translating climate science into national policy advice and developing scenarios for low-carbon futures. Working at the CCC since 2008, Steve has helped set the UK’s strategy to reduce emissions to 2050, and has shaped policy across areas such as implementing the Paris Agreement, managing shale gas production and adapting to risks from a changing climate.

Alongside work at the CCC Steve has published in leading academic journals, contributed to TV and print media, and held a visiting scientist position at the Met Office. Previously he worked at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. Steve holds a PhD in atmospheric physics from Imperial College London.