Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Oxford
Cameron Hepburn is Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford and Director of the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment. He also leads several research programmes including at the Oxford Martin School and the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He has degrees in law and engineering, a doctorate in economics, and peer-reviewed publications in economics, public policy, law, engineering, philosophy, and biology.
He provides advice to various governments around the world, including most recently China, South Africa and the United Kingdom, where he is a member of the DECC Secretary of State’s Economics Advisory Group. He has also had an entrepreneurial career, co-founding three successful businesses and investing in several other start-ups.
To reach net zero emissions by 2050, global emissions must be cut faster and deeper than the world has yet managed. But even then, some hard-to-treat sources of pollution in aviation, agriculture and cement making may...