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UCL ISR Director joins UN International Resources Panel

14 June 2013

Professor Paul Ekins, Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, has been appointed as a member on the International Resource Panel, part of the United Nations Environment Programme, for three years starting from May 2013.

The panel was established in 2007 to provide independent scientific advice to governments and decision makers on the sustainable use of natural resources. It plays a key role in linking the efforts of the business and scientific communities with policy makers to enable greater understanding of the issues surrounding resource use, and how we can move towards a more sustainable future. Panel members include experts in areas of sustainable resource management and socioeconomic policies, incorporating resource economics, policy and trade.

Professor Ekins is one of only two UK appointees to the panel, joining Professor Jacqueline McGlade (UCL Mathematics), who is just finishing a term as Executive Director of the European Agency.

Further information on the IRP is available on its website.