UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

Dr Nino Jordan

Dr Nino Jordan

Associate Professor (Teaching)

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Mar 2019

Research summary

Nino's research focuses on environmental policy and governance. He has specifically worked on climate policy, the governance of embodied environmental impacts, resource efficiency and eco-innovation.

Next to academic scholarship Nino has led or contributed to a number of reports for ministries and European institutions. In particular he has coordinated an international research work package on eco-innovation indicators. Currently he is coordinating a review paper on solutions to carbon leakage with a team of international experts. 

In terms of methods he is particularly interested in qualitative and quantitative text analysis, web scraping, machine learning and interviews.

Teaching summary

Nino has taught Climate Policy in Comparative Perspective at master's level and used to be the dissertation tutor for the MSc in Sustainable Resources: Economics, Policies and Transitions, teaching a variety of methods and research approaches.

Currently Nino is the module lead for Policies for Sustainable Resources and Environmental Lifecycle Governance, part of the MSc in Sustainable Resources: Economics, Policies and Transitions.

Nino is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).


Nino has been working professionally on environmental challenges since 2010, first with the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy and then with the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, where he is currently the Programme Lead for the MSc in Sustainable Resources: Economics, Policies and Transitions.

Nino studied political science and international relations at the University of Bremen. As an exchange student he studied international political economy at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires and was an assistant in research at Yale University. He wrote his PhD thesis on climate policy and the governance of embodied emissions at UCL.