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Research interests

My research is driven by my interest in understanding the twin challenges of environmental protection and economic development, especially where the two intersect. I am interested in questions of appropriate forms of natural resource management, including the economic and policy instruments that are required to incentivise such management.

I have extensive experience in the Latin America and Caribbean region focusing on the management of forest, mineral and water resources. I also have interests in understanding the impacts and effectiveness of global and regional emissions trading schemes and have undertaken research on both the European Union's Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). I am interested in how engagement with the private sector can help to address local, regional and global resource management issues.

I have experience in a range of primary data collection techniques including
survey design, interviewing and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
using a range of software packages. I have worked as an independent consultant
for NGOs, industry associations and international research agencies on projects
in relating to climate change, policy design and low-carbon development. I have
published on subjects including REDD+, energy investment and international
climate change mechanisms for engagement with developing countries

Supervisory Interests

I currently supervise students in the fields of renewable energy, sustainable production and technology innovation. I am interested in supervising students in the fields of environmental economics, natural resource management, the extractive industries and the material implications of low-carbon development. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Oct 2010Nov 2014

Master, University of Sussex

Sep 2004Sep 2005

Bachelor, University of Nottingham

Sep 1999Jun 2003

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Research Output 2014 2019

Are carbon markets the best way to address climate change?

Sato, M. & Laing, T., 11 Dec 2019, Contemporary Climate Change Debates: A Student Primer. Hulme, M. (ed.). Earthscan, p. 83-88 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

Climate change
Carbon markets

Climate Impacts on Capital Accumulation in the Small Island State of Barbados

Kemp-Benedict, E., Lamontagne, J., Laing, T. & Drakes, C., 7 Jun 2019, In : Sustainability. 11, 11, p. 1-23 23 p., 3192.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
small island state
climate effect
storm damage
Mining industry
Triple bottom line
Coal mining
Social welfare
Multiple stakeholders

Small Man goes where the large fears to tread: Mining in Guyana: 1990-2018

Laing, T., 20 Jun 2019, In : Resources Policy. 63, 101426.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mining industry

Escaping the climate policy uncertainty trap: options contracts for REDD+

Golub, A., Fuss, S., Lubowski, R., Hiller, J., Khabarov, N., Koch, N., Krasovskii, A., Kraxner, F., Laing, T., Obersteiner, M., Palmer, C., Piris-Cabezas, P., Reuter, W. H., Szolgayova, J., Taschini, L. & Wehkamp, J., 2 Mar 2018, In : Climate Policy. 18, 10, p. 1227-1234

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
environmental policy
carbon emission

Activities 2015 2016

  • 2 Publication Peer-review

Extractive Industries and Society (Journal)

Tim Laing (Member of editorial board)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Environmental Conservation (Journal)

Tim Laing (Reviewer)
2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review