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Luke Redmond

Occasional Lecturer

School Of Architecture, Plan & Env Pol
Richview Sch of Architecture
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162678
Email: luke.redmond@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr Luke Redmond is an Economist trained to M.A level with subsequent Doctoral level training in environmental economics, notably carbon markets, emissions trading schemes and climate change policy. 

  •  12 years research and professional experience including experience of international networks, working environments, research, collaboration, and presentation.
  • Substantial national and international experience of peer reviewed academic research providing direct input into policy development process. 

 

University College Dublin-Environmental Protection Agency Research Fellow in Carbon Market Analysis @ University College Dublin.

(December 2011 - Present)

 

Research Fellow with the UCD Environmental Economics & Policy Group. Within the UCD Earth Institute and UCD School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy, the Group undertakes research and teaching in the area of Environmental Economics. The Group are leaders in Europe in the direct application of environmental economic research into the policy development process.

International Specific Research

¿ ¿Supporting Expert¿ in the European Union¿s ¿carbon market expert group (MEX)¿. I work with experts from other Member States in development of the European Union¿s position regarding all carbon market and flexible market mechanism related issues associated with the international climate negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. During the climate negotiations MEX negotiate all carbon market related issues on behalf of the European Union¿s.

 ¿ Member of the Irish Government delegation that participates in the international climate negotiations. Within the national delegation I provide advice and policy support to the Head of Delegation on all carbon market and mechanism related issues.

¿ Member of Ireland¿s European Union Presidency team. 

¿ Served as MEX Group coordinator for Cypriot and Irish Presidencies of the European Union. 

Teaching
¿ Developed, teach and coordinate the Environmental Economics module of the MSc Environmental Policy course within UCD¿s School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy. The objective of the course is to familiarise students with the main theoretical concepts, methods and applications of environmental economics.

¿ Supervise MSc and PhD student research

 

Economist & Project Manager @ EnvEcon Ltd

(January 2008 ¿ September 2011)

EnvEcon Research 

¿ Work broadly focused on: energy and environmental modelling; carbon market analysis; and economics of climate change and related policy formation.

¿ Member of the Integrated Modelling Project Ireland (IMPI) team that developed the GAINS Ireland model, an integrated greenhouse gas and air quality assessment model, to model the emissions, impacts and cost-effective abatement potential of the market with respect to a given constraint.
¿ Additional research activities focused on analysis of: Ireland¿s non-ETS sector¿s emissions target and mitigation potential to secure target compliance; international carbon market and carbon finance developments; perceived weaknesses of the CDM; EU mitigation potential; and national and international climate change, energy and air quality policy developments.

¿ Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders including industry, national and international research teams, and government policy personnel. 

¿ Developed research outputs as policy briefs to provide support to technical personnel within the Department of Environment, Finance and the EPA.


EnvEcon Consultancy

¿ Experience of working across a wide range of sectors (including finance & carbon markets, engineering/technology, government, political, cement) to meet a diverse range of client requirements.

¿ Consultancy projects worked on and successfully delivered include: Green IFSC Initiative; Siemens Ireland; European Commission; Ecocem; Dept. of Environment. 

¿ Appointed a member of the Expert Carbon Group to advance and deliver on the concept of the International Centre for Carbon Management as part of the Government backed Green IFSC initiative.

 

Researcher & Research Coordinator @ University College Dublin

(September 2007 ¿ December 2007)

 

Research Fellow @ Mission Climat, Caisse des Depots (Paris)

(January 2007 ¿ August 2007)

 

Mission Climat is the centre for carbon economy and climate change economics analysis and research at the Caisse des Dépôts and is one of the leading European institutions in this field. The research agenda at Mission Climat concentrates on four areas: ETS; analysis of project-based mechanisms; international carbon finance and climate negotiation developments; and analysis of mitigation and adaptation policy.


¿ Member of a specialist research team assigned to analyse the ETS and project mechanisms.
¿ ETS research focused on analysis of verified emissions data of all ETS installations as contained in the CITL; the evolution of the European Commission¿s NAP II review process; and emission trading developments in Asia, Australasia and the United States.

¿ Project-based mechanism analysis centred on the CDM, examining the UNEP Risoe Centre database and the associated CDM pipeline to gain an understanding of potential and expected CDM credit supply, range of project types and host country locations.

¿ Developed, with two colleagues, an in-house CITL (Community Independent Transaction Log) tool that improved the efficiency through which CITL data could be accessed and analysed.
¿ Prepared weekly commentaries on the emissions trading market and global climate change policy developments.

¿ Produced monthly commentary for the Tendance Carbone publication on the institutional developments of the European Commission¿s NAP II review process.

¿ Member of project team that launched an international project to review Phase I of the ETS. Involved in organising project kick-off meetings and workshop in Paris. 

¿ Participated in weekly meetings where all specialist research team members presented research updates. This provided an opportunity to further develop my knowledge of carbon and climate change research topics such as carbon finance and evolution of the design and implementation of the French domestic offset scheme.

 

Economist & Carbon Market Analyst @ University College Dublin

(November 2002 ¿ December 2006)

Fulfilled the joint role of ETS researcher and PhD candidate.


¿ Served as policy advisor to the Cabinet Office of Japan as a member of the ICPSS (International Collaboration Project on Sustainable Societies) project. My role was to bring key insights from European climate policy and experience with emissions trading and carbon markets to the attention of the Japanese Cabinet Office and leaders in the Japanese policy process.
¿ Annually presented research output to high level Japanese Cabinet Officials in Tokyo.

¿ Investigator with the European Union¿s DG Research funded Research Network on emissions trading and carbon markets - CATEP. CATEP comprised eminent researchers from Europe and the United States and its principal aim was to uncover the state of the art, in relation to the design and the application of emissions trading schemes, and thereby to inform European environmental policy.

¿ Participated in numerous European research meetings as part of the CATEP Network.

¿ Served as a Project Manager (PM) with CATEP

¿ Successfully attained PhD in environmental economics and policy with doctoral thesis entitled ¿The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) ¿ A Contribution Towards Understanding Allowance Allocation, Markets and Performance, and Operation in a Small Open Economy¿¿. PhD studies conducted under the supervision of Prof. Frank Convery of UCD with PhD defence to Prof. Denny Ellerman of MIT.

¿ Presented doctoral research output at internationally peer reviewed European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) conferences in Bremen and Gothenburg.

¿ Doctoral research output has appeared in a leading discipline journal (Review of Environmental Economic Policy) and a publication by a leading international economic organisation (OECD). 

¿ Delivered invited lecture on ¿US vs EU Approaches to Climate Policy¿ at University Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago.

¿ Lectured on M.A. Economics, M.A European Studies, and B.A. Economics courses.


 
 



 

Professional

         

Conference Contributions

Dunne, L. With Convery, F.J., Ryan, L. and Redmond, L (2004).; Achieving Behavioural Change Policy Instruments And The Management Of Climate Change. [N/A], Final Meeting of the International Collaboration Project, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Cabinet Office, Government of Japans, March 3-5, Tokyo, Tokyo .
Dunne, L. With Convery, F.J., Ryan L. and Redmond, L. (2003); Assessing the EU Emissions Trading Directive. [N/A], European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) Annual Conference, Bilbao, June, Bilbao .
Convery, F., Walsh, B., Clinch, P., Ferreira, S., Ryan, L., Redmond, L., Yamamoto, Y.; (2006) Understanding The Use Of Policy Instruments For Greenhouse Gas Management In Europe. [Invited Lecture], Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, Tokyo, Japan , 27-FEB-06.
Dunne, L. With Convery, F.J., Ryan, L. and Redmond, L (2003).; (2003) Achieving Behavioural Change - the Role of Policy Instruments in addressing Climate Change Japan. [Oral Presentation], Meeting of the International Collaboration Project, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Cabinet Office, Government of Japans, March 6- 7, Tokyo, Tokyo , 06-MAR-03 - 07-MAR-03.
Dunne, L. With Convery, F.J., Ryan, L. and Redmond, L (2003); (2003) CATEP Synthesis Paper: Political Economy of Tradeable Permits competitiveness, co-operation and market power. [Oral Presentation], OECD Global Forum On Sustainable Development: Emissions Trading Concerted Action On Tradeable Emissions Permits (CATEP) Country Forum, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Headquarters, Paris, 17-18 March 2003, Paris , 17-MAR-03 - 18-MAR-03.
               

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Convery, F.J., Dunne, L., Redmond, L. & Ryan, L.; (2004) 'CATEP Synthesis Paper: Political Economy of Tradable Permits - competitiveness, co-operation and market power' In: S. Bygrave (eds). Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading and Project-Based Mechanisms in OECD and non-OECD Countries. Paris: OECD. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Redmond, L.; Convery, F.J.; (2014) 'Global Carbon Market-Mechanism Landscape Pre and Post 2020 Perspectives'. Climate Policy, . [Details]
Convery, F.J. and Redmond, L.; (2007) 'Market and Price Developments in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme'. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 1 (1):88-111. [Details]
Dunne, L. with Convery, F.J., Redmond, L. and Ryan, L. ; (2003) 'Assessing the European Union Emissions Trading Directive'. Economia Agraria y Recursos Naturales, 3 (6):65-79. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Redmond, L.; (2010) Competitiveness & Allocation in Phase 3 of the ETS World Congress of Environmental Resource Economists Montreal, [Details]
Redmond, L., & Convery, F.J.; (2008) Determining the Price of Carbon in the EU ETS European Association of Environmental Economists Gothenburg, [Details]
Redmond, L., & Convery, F.J.; (2005) The Evolution of the Market in CO2 Allowances European Association of Environmental Resource Economists Bremen, [Details]
             

Reports

Redmond, L. & IMP Ireland Team; (2010) Climate and Energy 2010: Copenhagen, Ireland and International Development. Reports [Details]
Redmond, L. & IMP Ireland Team; (2010) GAINS Mitigation Effort Calculator. Reports [Details]
Redmond, L., & IMP Ireland Team; (2009) Origins of the Emissions Trading Scheme in the European Union. Reports [Details]
Redmond, L. & IMP Ireland Team; (2009) Climate, Air & Energy: Decisions & Developments in the fields of climate and air quality policy. Reports [Details]
Redmond, L., & IMP Ireland Team; (2009) Theory of Pollution Control. Reports [Details]
Redmond, L., & IMP Ireland Team; (2009) Greenhouse Gases Marginal Abatement Curve Report. Reports [Details]
Redmond, L. & AP EnvEcon; (2008) Analysis of mechanisms to address competitiveness challenges caused by EU ETS for specific cement industry firms. Reports [Details]
Redmond, L. & AP EnvEcon; (2008) Impact of the EU ETS on cement industry. Reports [Details]
Redmond, L., & AP EnvEcon; (2008) Regulatory Impact Assessment on Changes to Plastic Bag Levy in Ireland. Report for Department of Environment, Heritage & Local Government. Reports [Details]
Redmond, L. & AP EnvEcon; (2008) Regulatory Impact Assessment on Changes to Waste Policy in Ireland. Report for the Department of Environment, Heritage & Local Government. Reports [Details]
Convery, F.; Redmond, L.; Ryan, L.; Yamamoto, Y. and Ferreira, S.; (2006) Understanding the Use of Policy Instruments for Greenhouse Gas Management in Europe. Report for the Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, January 20, 2006. Reports [Details]
Convery, F.J., Dunne, L., Redmond, L., & Ryan, L.,; (2005) Emissions Trading and Policy Instruments for Climate Change - Linkage Across Frontiers. Report for the Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. Reports [Details]
Convery, F.J., Dunne, L., Redmond, L., & Ryan, L.,; (2004) Achieving Behavioural Change - Policy Instruments & The Management of Climate Change. Report for the Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. Reports [Details]
Convery, F. J., Dunne, L., Redmond, L., and. Ryan, L.; (2003) Political Economy of Tradable Permits- Competitiveness, Cooperation, and Market Power. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading and Project-based Mechanisms. OECD Global Forum on Sustainable Development: Emissions Trading Concerted Action for Tradable Permits (CATEP) Country Forum. Reports [Details]
                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

My research interests broadly focus on the areas of environmental economics; carbon markets; emissions trading; flexible market mechanisms; national and international climate and energy policy developments; and emissions mitigation.

Potential MSc and PhD students interested in such research areas should contact Luke.