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Seb Henbest

Seb Henbest is Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa for Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

In his previous role as Head of BNEF's Cross Sector Initiative he was responsible for coordinating research output on renewable energy, carbon markets, energy smart technologies, power markets and traditional energy to help develop a long-term integrated vision of the evolution of the energy sector.

Before that Seb was Manager and Head of Research for Bloomberg New Energy Finance in Australia, having established the firm’s Australian clean energy and carbon market analysis business in 2009.

Seb has written extensively on carbon market and clean energy economics and policy and presents regularly at industry conferences and events. He is quoted widely in print media and has appeared as an expert commentator on the ABC, Sky News, ABC Radio, and Bloomberg TV.

Before joining Bloomberg New Energy Finance in 2008, Seb worked with research consultancy FreshMinds, activist firm Hanover Investors Management and taught maths and physics at the Centre for Dynamical Meteorology and Oceanography at Monash University.

Seb has an academic background in theoretical and atmospheric physics, holding a BSc from Adelaide University and an MSc from Monash. He has also spent time at Cambridge University where he completed an MPhil in International Relations, specialising in emissions trading and environmental markets.

Articles by Seb Henbest (2)

  • Why we still need UN climate negotiations

    The Marrakesh Accords, the Bali Roadmap, the Cancun Agreements, the Durban Outcomes, the Doha Climate Gateway, the Lima Call for Climate Action – the grand names given to decisions taken under the UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) stand in contrast to the meagre progress made on reducing emissions in the 18 years since the Kyoto Protocol was adopted. In 2014, atmospheric CO2e concentration reached 400ppm for the first time and continues to rise. It's become clear that a top-d