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Dr. Simon BUCKLE Head of Climate, Biodiversity and Water Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris


1985-1986 Postdoctoral Researcher, Quantum Optics, Department of Physics, Imperial College London
1986-1988 Desk Officer for Taiwan and Assistant for China, FCO
1988-1989 Resources and Programmes (Navy), Division of the Ministry of Defence
1989-1991 Private Secretary to the Second Permanent Under Secretary, Ministry of Defence
1991-1992 Head, Iraq Arms Control Unit, FCO
1992-1994 Head, Iran Section, FCO
1994-1997 First Secretary, British Embassy, Dublin EU/economy - majoring on the Euro debate
1997-1998 Political Counsellor and Consul General, British Embassy, Seoul
1998-2001 Head, Asia Team, International Finance Division, Bank of England
2002-2004 Head, Research Analysts, FCO
2004-2005 Political-Military Counsellor, British Embassy, Baghdad
2005-2006 Deputy Head, Mission, British Embassy, Kabul
2006-2007 Counsellor for Global Issues and Strategic Threats, Paris (UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
2011-2013 Pro Rector for International Affairs, Imperial (50% role)


Elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics
Member of Chatham House, RIIA


Nicholson E., Mace G.M., Armsworth P.R., Atkinson G., Buckle S., Clements T., Ewers R.M., Fa J.E., Gardner T.A., Gibbons J. and Grenyer R., Priority research areas for ecosystem services in a changing world. Journal of Applied Ecology, 46(6), pp.1139-1144, 2009
Prospects for Paris 2015: do major emitters want the same climate?, Buckle, Muûls, Leib and Bréchet, UCL CORE Discussion Paper, 2014
Howard-Grenville J., Buckle S.J., Hoskins B.J. and George G., Climate change and management, Academy of Management Journal, 57(3), pp.615-623, 2014
Climate Finance in 2013-14 and the USD 100 billion goal, OECD in collaboration with Climate Policy Initiative, 2015


Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George