UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

Mr Paul Drummond

Mr Paul Drummond

Senior Research Associate

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
3rd Jan 2013

Research summary

Paul’s research surrounds policy and economics for climate change mitigation, energy, resources and pollution policy, with a particular focus on the EU and UK.

He is currently co-ordinating (with Professor Paul Ekins) the EU Horizon 2020 Project INNOPATHS (Innovation Pathways, Strategies and Policies for the Low-Carbon Transition in Europe). He is also involved other Horizon 2020 projects, including GREEN-WIN (Green Growth and Win-Win Strategies for Sustainable Climate Action) with a focus on how the finance sector may facilitate the low-carbon transition, and RIPPLES (COP21: Results and Implications for Pathways ad Policies for Low Emissions European Societies).

Prior to this, he assumed co-ordination (with Professor Paul Ekins) of the EU FP7 Project POLFREE (Policy Options for a Resource Efficient Economy), and was responsible for UCL’s contribution to the FP7 project CECILIA2050 (Combining Policy Instruments to Achieve Europe’s 2050 Climate Targets).

Additionally, Paul is Co-lead of the Finance & Economics Working Group for the ‘Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change’, and is involved in research surrounding policy options for the mitigation of local air pollution from transport (primary diesel cars).

Teaching summary

Paul teaches on two courses:

MSc Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment (EPEE): Paul contributes to the delivery of module BENVGECD (‘Planetary Economics and the Political Economy of Energy and Climate Change’), and teaches a seminar on the characteristics of different environmental policy instruments for module BENVGEC2 (‘Environmental and Resource Economics’)

MSc Sustainable Resources: Paul delivers two lectures on constraints to resource efficiency, and policy frameworks, instruments and mixes to overcome them, for module BENVGSR3 (‘The demand drivers for resource use’).


Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2012
University of Reading
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 2008


Paul is a Senior Research Associate in Energy & Climate Policy in the UCL Institute of Sustainable Resources. Paul joined UCL ISR as a Research Associate in 2013. Prior to this, Paul was a consultant with AEA Technology (now Ricardo-AEA), and held many technical and managerial roles on a variety of projects for the public and private sector.

Paul holds a BSc Physical Geography from the University of Reading, and an MSc Environmental Technology from Imperial College London (Global Environmental Change and Policy specialism), where he completed his thesis in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.