Informal Thematic Debate
Climate Change as a Global Challenge

Kate Hampton

Kate Hampton is Head of Policy at Climate Change Capital (CCC), a specialist investment banking group, and advises CCC’s funds and clients on the development of policy-driven markets. She also advises policy makers in a number of roles including as a Sherpa to the EU High Level Group on Competitiveness, Energy and Environment and as a staffer to the California EPA Market Advisory Committee. Kate was seconded as a Senior Policy Advisor to DEFRA for the UK’s G8 and EU Presidencies. She is now President of International Carbon Investors and Services, a trade association representing major investment banks on climate policy, including in the review of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. Before joining CCC, Kate was Head of the Climate Change Campaign for Friends of the Earth International and Convenor of the Green Globe Network, an expert advisory group funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Kate holds a BSc from the London School of Economics and a Master in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.