Imperial College London

DrAlaaAl Khourdajie

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Research Fellow - IPCC Working Group III Senior Scientist



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Alaa is a Senior Scientist at the Technical Support Unit of the Working Group 3 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is based at Imperial College London. He has a particular interest in climate integrated assessment modelling (process-based models), international climate change cooperation (coalition formation and stability) and national climate policies. Alaa has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Bath 2017, during which he looked at international cooperation on climate change and linkages with various trade policies such as border carbon adjustments. From 2017-2019 Alaa worked as a Teaching Fellow in Environmental Economics at the University of Edinburgh where he course-organised undergraduate and postgraduate courses on the economics of climate change. Prior to his Ph.D., Alaa worked in the private sector looking at energy policy in the UK. He also has a Masters in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Birmingham, 2010.

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Skea J, van Diemen R, Portugal-Pereira J, et al., 2021, Outlooks, explorations and normative scenarios: approaches to global energy futures compared, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol:168, ISSN:0040-1625

Skea J, Shukla P, Al Khourdajie A, et al., 2021, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Transparency and integrated assessment modeling, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Wires Climate Change, ISSN:1757-7780

Al Khourdajie A, Finus M, 2020, Measures to enhance the effectiveness of international climate agreements: The case of border carbon adjustments, European Economic Review, Vol:124, ISSN:0014-2921

Finus M, Al Khourdajie A, 2017, Strategic Environmental Policy, International Trade and Self-enforcing Agreements: The Role of Consumers' Taste for Variety, Strategic Behavior and the Environment, Vol:7, ISSN:1944-012X, Pages:317-350

Stockhause M, Al Khourdajie A, Alegria A, et al., IPCC Sixth Assessment approaches towards FAIR data and an enhanced data reuse

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