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Ed Matthew

Associate Director

Ed Matthew

Ed is an Associate Director for E3G coordinating campaigns.

Ed is one of the UK’s most experienced climate change campaigners. Ed coordinated E3G’s Green Investment Bank Campaign which resulted in the creation of the world’s first public bank dedicated to green investment, capitalised with £3.8 billion by the UK Government. The creation of the GIB has led to more than 10 other green public banks being set up around the world.

More recently, Ed was seconded to The Climate Coalition to coordinate the UK Net-Zero Campaign Alliance, which led to the UK becoming the first major economy to enshrine a net-zero emissions target in legislation.

Ed also coordinated the Energy Bill Revolution, an alliance of over 200 major organisations and businesses calling for home energy efficiency to be made a UK infrastructure investment priority and co-founded the Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Group. The aim is to accelerate investment into energy efficiency at the speed and scale required to combat climate change and end fuel poverty. This is now one of the most widely supported energy solutions in the UK.

Before he joined E3G, Ed led the Climate Economics team at Friends of the Earth which campaigned for the Climate Change Act and the inclusion of Carbon Budgets. This team also led the campaign for the inclusion of Feed-in-Tariffs in the Energy Act 2008, which has resulted in almost 1 million solar installations in the UK.

Ed has 20 years of experience as an NGO campaigner working on biodiversity and climate change issues and has also worked for WWF, The Wilderness Society in Australia and the Environmental Investigation Agency. Before he became an environmental campaigner, Ed worked for 7 years as a TV producer.

Ed is an award winning campaigner and has received The Energy Institute’s Communication of the Year award for the Green Investment Bank Campaign, the Renewable Energy Association’s Campaign of the Year award for the Feed in Tariff campaign and the Observer Food Monthly Campaign of the Year award for his palm oil campaign.