Kiri Hanks

Energy Policy Adviser

Kiri Hanks

Kiri Hanks is a policy adviser in the food and climate justice team, and leads Oxfam International's fossil fuels and energy policy work. She started work at Oxfam GB as a climate change policy adviser. Kiri has recently authored reports for Oxfam including Let Them Eat Coal, and The EU's 2030 Climate and Energy Package: Fit for a food and energy secure world? and has contributed to a number of Oxfam publications from climate finance, to private sector climate change initiatives.

Prior to joining Oxfam, Kiri spent a number of years as a political researcher for MEPs in the European Parliament, working on climate change and health legislation (including tobacco regulation), as well as development issues. She has a Masters in EU Studies from the College of Europe in Warsaw, Poland.

All posts by Kiri Hanks

Why a UK coal phase-out is an offer to be celebrated ahead of the crucial UN climate summit

Earlier this year Oxfam launched a campaign calling on the UK government to phase out climate-wrecking coal power. Thousands of Oxfam supporters joined the campaign, and today - it's happened!...

"Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing our world" - David Cameron, 2014

We are drawing the line here. A look back on the 2014 climate summit

Efforts to tackle climate change through the international talks have been going on for an epic 22 years - and so many of the people who follow them have by now developed tough skins after years...

General Mills has the makings of a climate leader thanks to your campaigning

After two months of campaigning we're thrilled to announce that General Mills - once ranked last on climate change policies on our Behind the Brands scorecard - has committed to setting targets...

Farmer Virginia Ñuñonca Ccallo, 54, and her daughter Elian, 11, with some of their lambs and sheep.

For the love of our Climate Act, thank you Cameron and Clegg

Charities, businesses, trade unions, investors and faith groups all breathed a sigh of relief yesterday, as the Government announced that the fourth carbon budget was safe. The fourth...