Rupert Stuart-Smith

Doctoral Student

Rupert Stuart-Smith is a DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford where his research focuses on climate change litigation and attributing climate change damages to individual emitters of greenhouse gases, supervised by Professors Friederike Otto and Cameron Hepburn. His current research also spans sustainable finance and climate and glacier modelling.

Rupert’s recent work has provided evidence to a German court on the impact of climate change on glacial retreat in Peru in the context of ongoing litigation (Lliuya v RWE). His research also includes evaluation of corporate emission reduction commitments in the energy sector, in collaboration with the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics. Rupert has also worked as a consultant to FILE Foundation and Vivid Economics.

Rupert holds a BA in Geography from the University of Oxford. During his time as an undergraduate, Rupert developed an investment strategy aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement with St Hilda’s College, Oxford, the Oxford Martin School and Sarasin & Partners.