Dr Richard Millar
Honorary Research Associate
Richard is an Honorary Research Associate at the ECI. He was fomerly an Oxford Martin Fellow at the University of Oxford and part of the Oxford Martin Net Zero Carbon Investment Initiative
, which aims to connect the latest insights from climate science and economics to transition metrics for companies towards net zero carbon emissions.
Richard completed his DPhil in the Climate Dynamics group of the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford, where he worked on investigating uncertainty in the climate response to carbon dioxide and the implications for mitigation policy.
He previously conducted post-doctoral work at the College of Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences of the University of Exeter.
Richard is a climate system scientist working on how insights from the climate science can be successfully embedded in effective climate and energy policy.
Richard's research spans the physical and economic consequences of climate policy and aims to investigate robust pathways to achieving global climate goals of net-zero emissions.
- Smith, C.J., Forster, P.M., Allen, M., Fuglestvedt, J., Millar, R.J., Rogelj, J. and Zickfeld, K. (2019) Current fossil fuel infrastructure does not yet commit us to 1.5 °C warming. Nature Communications, 10.
- Allen, M.R., Shine, K.P., Fuglestvedt, J.S., Millar, R.J., Cain, M. and Frame, D.J. (2018) A solution to the misrepresentations of CO2-equivalent emissions of short-lived climate pollutants under ambitious mitigation. Climate and Atmospheric Science.
- Baker, H.S., Millar, R.J., Karoly, D.J., Beyerle, U., Guillod, B.P., Mitchell, D., Shiogama, H., Sparrow, S., Woolings, T. and Allen, M. (2018) Higher CO2 concentrations increase extreme event risk in a 1.5 °C world. Nature Climate Change.
- Fuglestvedt, J., Rogelj, J., Millar, R.J., Allen, M., Boucher, O., Cain, M., Forster, P.M., Kriegler, E. and Shindell, D. (2018) Implications of possible interpretations of ‘greenhouse gas balance’ in the Paris Agreement. Philisophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 376(2119).
- Millar, R.J. and Friedlingstein, P. (2018) The utility of the historical record for assessing the transient climate response to cumulative emissions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Soceity A, 376(2119).
- Millar, R.J., Fuglestvedt, J.S., Friedlingstein, P., Rogelj, J., Grubb, M.J., Matthews, D., Skeie, R.B., Forster, P.M., Frame, D.J. and Allen, M.R. (2018) Author Correction: Emission budgets and pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5 °C. Nature Geosciences.
- Millar, R.J., Hepburn, C., Beddington, J. and Allen, M. (2018) Principles to guide investment towards a stable climate. Nature Climate Change, 8: 2-4.
- Seneviratne, S.I., Rogelj, J., Seferian, R., Wartenburger, R., Allen, M.R., Cain, M., Millar, R.J., Ebi, K.L., Ellis, N., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Payne, A.J., Schleussner, C., Tschakert, P. and Warren, R.F. (2018) The many possible climates from the Paris Agreement’s aim of 1.5 °C warming. Nature, 558: 41-49.
- Millar, R.J., Fuglestvedt, J.S., Friedlingstein, P., Rogeli, J., Grubb, M.J., Matthews, H.D., Skeie, R.B., Forster, P.M., Frame, D.J. and Allen, M.R. (2017) Emission budgets and pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5 °C. Nature geoscience.
- Millar, R.J., Nicholls, Z.R., Friedlingstein, P. and Allen, M.R. (2017) A modified impulse-response representation of the global near-surface air temperature and atmospheric concentration response to carbon dioxide emissions. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17: 7213-7228.