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James Vause

Lead Economist | Ecosystem Assessment and Policy Support

As Lead Economist, James is working to develop economic capacity and experience throughout the Centre and to encourage economic analysis across all our programmes in projects where it can help raise the impact and influence of our work. This involves understanding and building on the rapidly developing field of economics and biodiversity and integrating this with UNEP-WCMC’s scientific, statistical and geographical work to produce policy-relevant economic analysis that is embedded in scientific knowledge.

Previous experience & expertise

James holds a degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a Master’s degree in Environmental Economics from the University of York. Previously, James worked in the UK Government Economics Service, he has 14 years’ experience of applied environmental economics working across a range policy areas including transport, waste, climate change and biodiversity.