Thomas possesses cross-cutting expertise across the fields of climate change and sustainable development. More specifically, he has a focus on mechanisms that facilitate adaptation and enhance resilience, with particular reference to SMEs and livelihood systems in developing countries. As a Programme Associate at UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre, he contributes to the centre’s work on private sector adaptation in emerging economies, with particular reference to the SME segment, and its work in transparency mechanisms for adaptation, including those within the UNFCCC’s Enhanced Transparency Framework.
Prior to joining UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre, Thomas has undertaken empirical research in East Africa, investigating the relationship between rural–urban transition, development, and climate-resilience. Furthermore, he has spent two years working for Climate-KIC, the world’s largest climate-focused public private partnership, managing and coordinating a wide variety of climate innovation projects across the EU.
He holds a Master of Climate Change from the University of Copenhagen and a Bachelor of Geology from the University of Manchester.