UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


Florian Flachenecker

Honorary Lecturer


Florian Flachenecker works as a Policy Officer in the Recovery and Resilience Task Force of the Secretariat-General of the European Commission on energy and environmental issues as well as Spain. Florian is also an Honorary Lecturer at University College London (UCL) Institute for Sustainable Resources. Previously, he was an Economist at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, working at the intersection between research and policy, in particular on environmental innovations, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and firm growth. Florian also worked as an Economist at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on environmental data and policy. He was a Visiting Fellow at the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) of the European Commission and a Consultant at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Florian obtained a PhD in Economics from UCL for empirically investigating the effects of resource efficiency on competitiveness and climate change mitigation in the EU. Florian also holds a MA in Economics from the College of Europe, and a BSc in Economics from the University of Mannheim.