Charles Lawrie’s research interests relate to environmental taxation, the political economy of climate change, and climate change policymaking in the developing world. He is currently a Research Consultant at ICTD, where he works on environmental taxation in low-income countries alongside Dr. Giovanni Occhiali. Charlie has worked for organisations including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Inter Mediate, and Triangle, a Lebanese think tank, for whom he designed and led field research in Lebanon and Syria. He holds degrees in Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Middle Eastern Studies from Cambridge University. Charlie is due to begin a PhD at the University of Sussex, where he will investigate the role that ideas play in shaping climate change policymaking in the Arab States.