UCL Energy Institute


UCL Energy and Development Group

The UCL Energy and Development Group is an interdisciplinary hub for research connecting energy and sustainable development in the Global South. It aims to foster collaboration between researchers, practitioners and local stakeholders for research impact.

The Group’s activities focus on informing and empowering efforts to deliver Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, which calls for action to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Our work recognises the holistic and indivisible character of the SDGs, and emphasises interdisciplinary research designed to clarify synergies and trade-offs between efforts to achieve SDG7, and the delivery of all 169 Targets recognised in the 2030 Agenda.


Harsh Jatkar

Lecturer (Teaching) in Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


Katharina Oemmelen

Doctoral Researcher, Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


Argyris Oraiopoulos

Research Fellow in Urban Energy Modelling and Thermal Comfort, UCL Energy Institute