Stephen Tindale is a Climate and Energy Consultant and an Associate Fellow at the Centre for European Reform. He was Environment Policy Adviser, Policy Director and, latterly, Executive Director of Greenpeace UK before leaving in 2006. He was also chair of the Greenpeace European Unit. Prior to that he was Special Adviser to Michael Meacher MP, Minister for the Environment (1997-2000), and was closely involved in the development of the UK's Climate Change Strategy, the Integrated Transport White Paper and the Government's green tax proposals.
Between 1996 and 1997 Stephen was Director of The Green Alliance (a small London-based think tank/environmental pressure group) and, before that, was a Senior Research Fellow on environment and energy at the Institute for Public Policy Research (1994-96). From 1992 to 1994 he was Environment Policy Adviser to the Labour Party and secretary of the Labour Party Policy Commission on the Environment, which produced ‘In Trust for Tomorrow’, the Party's 1994 environment policy statement. He spent four years in the Foreign Office (third secretary in Islamabad), was a lecturer in Environmental Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London, and worked with Friends of the Earth and the Fabian Society.