Ian Trim

Climate Strategies and Policies

Location: London, United Kingdom

Ian Trim is an Associate Director at Ecofys. He has extensive experience in developing policy solutions both for the UK and internationally through ten years spent with the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Most recently he headed up DECC’s Global Carbon Markets team acting as the UK’s lead negotiator on carbon markets at the Paris COP, helping to design the future framework for global carbon markets. He has been part of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s working group developing the new market based measure for aviation and led the UK’s input into the linking negotiations between the EU ETS and the Swiss ETS. Ian has played an active part in the World Bank’s Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, Partnership for Market Readiness and Carbon Initiative for Development. Ian helped to develop the UK’s domestic emissions trading scheme (the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme) and policy solutions to improve energy efficiency from small businesses and homes. From 2011 to 2014 Ian worked for the FCO as the UK’s lead in Russia on climate and environment issues, running projects and engaging Russian ministries and businesses on low carbon and energy efficiency issues. Earlier in his career Ian worked in business consulting, specialising in supply chain management and for large pharmaceutical and automotive companies. He holds an MSc. (with distinction) in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and business degrees from Groupe ESC Bordeaux and Portsmouth University.