Baroness Worthington is an experienced climate campaigner who has worked for Friends of the Earth, the government and in the private sector. Bryony developed the concept of 'carbon budgets' whilst at FOE and was a key member of the team that drafted the UK's Climate Change Bill. She has a detailed understanding of emissions trading policy and has experienced first hand the lobbying that surrounds this important policy which is why she was inspired to set up sandbag.
Ed Gillespie is the founder and co-director of Futerra, a sustainability communications agency. His interesting career history includes working for the Natural History Film Unit, as a marine biologist in Australia, New Caledonia and Orkney and on environmental issues for Transport for London. Ed has Masters degrees in both Marine Conservation and Sustainable Development and writes regularly for the Guardian. Ed was also recently appointed as a London Sustainable Development Commissioner.
Jane Burston leads the Climate Science and Low Carbon Technology work at the National Physical Laboratory. In 2008 she co-founded Carbon Retirement, a social enterprise taking an innovative approach to carbon offsetting. For this she won several awards, including being named in Management Today's '35 high-flying women under 35' list and as Square Mile magazine's 'Social Entrepreneur of the Year' for 2011.
Damien Morris is Sandbag's Senior Policy Advisor. He is the lead author of Sandbag's annual report on the environmental outlook for the EU ETS and has represented Sandbag in Chatham House roundtables, European Parliamentary Hearings and UNFCCC side-events. He also led our UN research and lobbying ahead of COP15 in Copenhagen, including the public campaign "One Giant Leap". Prior to working at Sandbag, Damien specialised in environmental behaviour change, both as a researcher at the New Economics Foundation and as a Programme Manager for Waste Watch.
Rob Elsworth is a Policy Officer and researcher at Sandbag Climate Campaign. He has a BA in Politics from Newcastle University and an MSc in Environmental Governance from Freiburg University. Rob joined Sandbag after a brief spell at the European Commission's Delegation to China and Mongolia in Beijing, where he worked on implementing bilateral environmental development projects. At Sandbag Rob's work focuses on the relationship between the EU emissions trading system (ETS) and the flexible mechanisms as well as emerging emissions trading systems, in particular in China.
Our Advisory Board
Mike Mason founded Climate Care in 1997 pre-Kyoto and since then the company has become a market leader in the origination, development and retail of voluntary and compliance carbon offsets, pioneering methodologies and project standards in a number of areas and supplying everyone from consumers to some of the world's largest brands. Mike also founded Biojoule, previously Climate Care's sister company developing radically new biomass technologies.
Sam Clarke is a long time campaigner, especially in the environmental field. Sam worked at Oxfam for many years, most recently as their director of fundraising, before taking up the leadership of Oxfordshire Mind and, later, the World University Service (now Education Action International). He has served on the board of both the Refugee Council and Friends of the Earth, and is a founder and chairman of Stop Climate Chaos, the coalition of NGOs. He is also a trustee (and chairman) of the Ethical Property Company. Sam chairs both the Campaign for Sustainable Communities and Employment for the Disabled, and sits on the Boards of the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust and Fair Pensions.
Tony Juniper is a well known environmental campaigner and commentator. He spent 18 years working for Friends of the Earth where he was executive director from 2003-2008 and played a prominent role in many of its most high-profile campaigns. From 2000-2008 he was Vice Chair of Friends of the Earth International, the global federation of 68 national Friends of the Earth organisations. Tony has worked not only to shift public opinion and government policy but has also been very active in successfully changing the policies and practices of international companies, including Rio Tinto, BP, Shell and Balfour Beatty. He is currently a Special Adviser to the Prince of Wales' Rainforest Project and a Senior Associate with the Cambridge University Program for Industry . He speaks and writes on environmental issues and sits on several advisory panels. Tony Juniper is the author of several books, including Spix's Macaw (2002) and How Many Light Bulbs Does It Take To Change A Planet? (2007).
Ann Pettifor is executive director of Advocacy International, which undertakes research and advises governments and organisations on matters relating to international finance and sustainable development. Advocacy International has advised, inter alia, the Nigerian, Guyanese, Ethiopian, Norwegian and British governments as well as prominent NGOs. Ann also advises a large group of British churches on their climate change campaign, Operation Noah. In the 1990s Ann helped design and lead an international campaign, Jubilee 2000, which succeeded in persuading world leaders to cancel $100bn of debt owed by 42 countries, and became a valuable template for a number of subsequent campaigns. Ann has served on the board of the UN's Human Development Report on the MDGs, is a member of the high level group of the Helsinki Process, and is senior associate of the New Economics Foundation (NEF). As well as campaigning and advocacy she is a regular contributor to debates about international finance and has at lectured at the UN, the London Business School and the LSE. She is the author of numerous articles and books and is a co-author of the Green New Deal (NEF, 2008), a set of policies to deal with threats posed by the Credit Crunch, Peak Oil and Climate Change.