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PhD Candidate in Climate Governance, University of East Anglia

Harry Smith is a Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholar at the University of East Anglia as part of the Critical Decade for Climate Change Programme. His research focuses on the role of greenhouse gas removal (GGR) within climate policy, including how GGR can be assessed and governed.

Previously, Harry has worked as an international climate consultant, working with governments in both developed and developing nations, on the creation and management of greenhouse gas inventories for reporting to the UNFCCC, including the UK’s National Atmospheric Emission Inventory (NAEI), jointly funded by BEIS and Defra. He has also worked extensively on the revision of industrial emission legislation across the EU with the European Commission and the European Environment Agency.

Harry holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from the University of Reading and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Southampton. To attend the University of Reading, he was awarded the SAGES Scholarship for academic performance, based upon receiving three academic prizes at the University of Southampton.


  • –present
    PhD Researcher in Climate Governance, University of East Anglia


  • 2019 
    University of Reading, MSc Environmental Management