is an independent researcher. Her work focuses on environmental politics and policymaking at both a national and local level. She is climate change adviser to the Lake District National Park, and convenor of Green Alliance’s Climate Leadership programme for MPs. She is a council member of the Natural Environment Research Council. From 2004-2011 she was vice-chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission. She has researched and written on issues such as climate change, energy policy, public attitudes to the environment, government spending and taxation, and the environmental and social impact of new technologies.
She was director of Green Alliance from 2001 to 2004. Before joining Green Alliance in 1998, Rebecca spent two years as a policy adviser at the European Parliament in Brussels, specialising in international environmental issues.