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Thomas Day is a founding partner of NewClimate Institute, and began working in the field of international climate policy in 2012. Thomas’ work focuses primarily on the synergies between climate change mitigation and the development agenda. In this capacity, Thomas has worked with national governments to support the ongoing development of national climate change mitigation policy, with specific expertise on the national contexts of Georgia, Kenya, Uganda and Mongolia. At the national level, Thomas’ work includes support for the development of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) and for the development, review and implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and long-term decarbonisation pathways. At the international level, Thomas looks at the implications of climate planning progress in developing countries for the international negotiations, focusing on the status of NDC preparation and implementation at the global scale, as well as the analysis of the potential economic and social co-benefits for climate change mitigation strategies. Thomas has also worked extensively in the analysis of carbon market mechanisms and carbon pricing instruments, with a focus on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
Before joining NewClimate, Thomas was an International Climate Policies Consultant at Ecofys, and previously a Scientific Assistant with the Technical Support Unit of IPCC Working Group III at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impacts Research. Thomas also spent time in South Africa where he worked with a local development bank, and conducted research on the development impacts of the CDM in South Africa.