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Samantha Keen

Samantha Keen is a researcher in the Energy, environment and climate change group. She joined ERC as assistant researcher to Prof. Winkler in his role as a lead author on the IPCC Working Group III contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report. She has since worked on national climate mitigation projects and in the Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios Programme. Her skills include meteorological and air pollution modelling.


  • MPhil (Environmental Management; UCT)

Current research interests
Climate mitigation and energy policy; air pollution; environmental stewardship

Current focus areas include air quality co-benefits of South African climate change policies; the energy-water nexus

Recent publications