At our EU lunch briefing we are glad to be joined by Ian Duncan MEP, the rapporteur on the post-2020 reforms of the ETS, sharing his thoughts on the ETS Review. After the ENVI Committee’s vote in favour of the legislative proposal amending the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, Mr Duncan will discuss what the proposal includes before it moves onto a vote in plenary in February.
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Ian was elected to the European Parliament in May 2014. Ian Duncan was for seven years the Head of the Scottish Parliament’s European Office in Brussels, responsible for relations between the Holyrood Parliament and the EU institutions. He later served as European Advisor to the Parliament and Clerk to the European & External Relations Committee. He resigned his position in February 2013 to seek the election to the European Parliament. Prior to joining the Scottish Parliament, Ian held a number of high profile public affairs positions in Scotland, including Secretary of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation and Head of Policy & Communications with the Scottish Refugee Council. Ian began his career as a researcher with BP focusing upon Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republics. Ian holds a first class honours degree in geology from St Andrews University and a doctorate from Bristol University. He joined the Conservative Party while at St Andrews, and has campaigned in Scotland and England for various Conservative candidates. In the 2003 Scottish Parliament election, Ian stood for the Parliamentary seat of Aberdeen South.