David Hone

Chief Climate Change Adviser, Shell International Ltd.

David Hone works for Shell International Ltd. and is the Chief Climate Change Adviser in the Shell Scenarios team.

He joined Shell in 1980 after graduating as a Chemical Engineer from the University of Adelaide in South Australia. He initially worked for Shell as a refinery engineer in Australia and The Netherlands, before becoming the supply economist at the Shell refinery in Sydney. In 1989 David transferred to London to work as an oil trader in Shell Trading and held a number of senior positions in that organization until 2001.  In that year David took up the role of Group Climate Change Adviser.

As well as being a Board member for C2ES, David is on the Board of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI) in Melbourne, Australia. He was also Chairman of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) from 2011-2013, a global business organization of over 200 companies and a Council member up until the end of 2022.

David posts regular stories on his energy & climate change blog, which can be found at https://blogs.shell.com/. He is the author of a 2017 book on climate change, ‘Putting the Genie Back: Solving the Climate and Energy Dilemma’.

Posts by David Hone

Putting the Genie Back: Solving the Climate and Energy Dilemma

Shell Chief Climate Change Strategist and C2ES board member David Hone tells the story of the climate change issue and the transition in the energy system that must be implemented to finally address it. The book brings together and builds …

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Rethinking Emissions Reduction

In a March 6, 2014, op-ed for Project Syndicate, C2ES Board Member David Hone urges policymakers to focus more on the deployment of carbon capture and storage technology as a strategy for achieving emissions reductions. Hone, who is chief climate …

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