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Simon Maxwell

Simon Maxwell

Simon is the independent Executive Chairman of CDKN, a global alliance of southern and northern organisations delivering innovative solutions for climate compatible development in developing countries.

From 1997 to 2009, Simon was the director of the ODI- Europe’s best known think tank on international development and humanitarian policy- and from 2001 to 2005, he was President of the Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland. Simon has lived in Africa, South Asia, and South America. In 2007, he was made a CBE for services to international development.



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FEATURE: Countries need to count the carbon in globally traded goods - here's how

Countries' imported emissions challenge the global governance of climate change - but they can take steps to address this, say Simon Maxwell and Aarti Krishnan. [more]…

OPINION: Where next for the global climate negotiations?

Simon Maxwell reviews the United Nations' latest Emissions Gap Report and puts it in global political perspective.  [more]…

OPINION: After Paris - Can the private sector deliver climate compatible development?

Simon Maxwell, CDKN's Executive Chair, concludes that delivering on the Paris Agreement and other global climate pledges is achievable but calls for a new industrial revolution. [more]…

REPORT: Climate compatible development: pathway or pipe dream?

Is there a clear pathway towards climate compatible development – eradicating poverty and simultaneously saving the planet? Or are the trade-offs and competing interests so great that this is merely a pipe dream? CDKN's Executive Chairman Simon Maxwell explores these issues in his 2015 Anniversary Lecture for the Centre for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka, Bangladesh. [more]…

FEATURE: Simon Maxwell - Is climate compatible development a 'pathway' or 'pipe dream'?

“Climate Compatible Development: Pathway or Pipedream?” That was the question posed by Simon Maxwell, CDKN's Executive Chair, in the Centre for Policy Dialogue's (CPD) Annual Lecture in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Watch the lecture and view the slides here. [more]…

OPINION: Climate change - time for development (studies) to lead the charge

CDKN's Executive Chair Simon Maxwell shares his outlook on the pivotal role of development studies in taking forward meaningful action on climate change. [more]…

OPINION: Advice for negotiators at COP21 - Get it done and let's get back to work

CDKN's Executive Chair Simon Maxwell provides his outlook for the next week of the UN climate talks at COP21 in Paris. [more]…

OPINION: Six key take-away messages from new Emissions Gap Report - Simon Maxwell

Simon Maxwell, CDKN's Executive Chairman, digests the latest analysis from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on the size of the 'Emissions Gap' between countries' pledges to tackle greenhouse gas emissions and the action needed to limit global warming to below 2 degrees. [more]…

CDKN Annual Report 2015: Climate compatible development - delivering results

CDKN's Annual Report 2015 celebrates five years of results in climate compatible development - including partnerships to safeguard lives and livelihoods in the face of increasing climate change impacts, and innovative work to finance low carbon development. [more]…

OPINION: 2015, the choreography

CDKN’s Executive Chairman Simon Maxwell offers his suggestions for how leaders can choreograph their approaches to the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, the global climate change agreement, and financing for development. [more]…

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