emma slater

Emma Slater

Senior Associate
  • Carbon-Free Electricity

Emma is a senior associate with RMI’s Carbon-Free Electricity Program. Her work focuses on financial mechanisms to accelerate the global coal transition.


Prior to joining RMI, Emma worked in the UK Treasury’s Trade and Climate Change team, where she coordinated the United Kingdom’s cross-government approach to carbon leakage, advising ministers on international carbon pricing, carbon leakage, and climate priorities in the nation’s trade strategy. Previously, she interned with the South African Reserve Bank and researched the implications of rising debt-to-GDP ratio levels across emerging markets.

Before her master’s degree, she spent five years working with EY London in its Private Equity Transaction Advisory team and Wealth and Asset Management Assurance team, where she specialized in financial advisory and assurance services for emerging and developed market private equity, sovereign wealth fund, and hedge fund clients. Emma also volunteered as a financial consultant and accountant with Accounting for International Development in sub-Saharan Africa.


MA, International Relations and International Economics with a minor in Energy, Resources, and the Environment, and a specialization in Development Economics, School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University

BA (Hons), Modern History with Economics, University of Manchester

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