Richard Black is Founder and Director of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), a non-profit thinktank working on climate change and energy based in London.
Richard studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University before joining BBC World Service in 1985 as a studio manager, subsequently becoming a producer and presenter and eventually Science Correspondent.
As BBC News Environment Correspondent, his reporting assignments included many UN summits and issues as diverse as climate change science and politics, clean energy, biodiversity decline, ocean health, whaling, forestry and earthquake prediction.
From 2012 Richard was Director of Communications for the Global Ocean Commission prior to setting up ECIU. In 2018 Richard wrote Denied: The Rise and Fall of Climate Contrarianism (pub. The Real Press), the only book about the UK’s climate contrarian elite.