Jonathan Gardiner works as an Junior Researcher at the Ecologic Institute. His main research interests include carbon pricing and economic policy instruments used for climate change mitigation. He is also interested in energy transition issues, green finance and environmental valuation. Jonathan Gardiner is a native speaker of English, has advanced knowledge of Spanish, and has basic knowledge of German and French.
In his work at the Ecologic Institute, Jonathan Gardiner supports in the research of carbon-market related issues and policies required for transitioning to climate neutrality. He is involved in the project "Transformative Policies for a Climate-Neutral European Union (4I-TRACTION)", where he conducts research investigating international best practices for the EU context. In addition, Jonathan wrote a report "G7 Climate Crossroads: State of Play" which provides an overview of emissions trajectories, climate policies and complementary policies in G7 countries. Jonathan Gardiner also facilitates training and capacity building activities on emissions trading for the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), which provides in-depth training on the design and implementation of emissions trading systems for participants in emerging economies and developing countries. In August 2022, Jonathan organised and assisted with moderation at the ICAP Summer School on Emissions Trading in Florence (Italy).
Prior to joining the Ecologic Institute, Jonathan Gardiner completed a master's in Carbon Management at the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), where he conducted research for his thesis on the effectiveness of phase-out dates for high-carbon technologies. In addition, he holds an undergraduate degree in Economics, where he specialised in environmental economics and performed a travel-cost analysis of the Cairngorms National Park for his thesis. Jonathan Gardiner also spent a year studying at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (Spain) as part of the Erasmus Programme. During his time in Spain, he completed a Project Management internship at Welocalize.