Prof Paul Ekins

Prof Paul Ekins


Professor Paul Ekins
Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy

p.ekins [at] ucl.ac.uk

+44 (0)20 3108 5990 / 55990

Prof Ekins took up the position of director and Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy at UCL ISR in August 2012 and will lead on the Institute’s research, teaching and engagement programmes. Prof Ekins joins UCL ISR from the UCL Energy Institute who are now co-partnered sharing space and administration in central London.

Paul Ekins' academic work focuses on the conditions and policies for achieving an environmentally sustainable economy, and he is an authority on a number of areas of energy-environment-economy interaction and environmental policy, including: sustainable development assessment methodologies; resource productivity; sustainable energy use; the adjustment of national accounts to take account of environmental impacts; environmental economic instruments and ecological tax reform; sustainable consumption; and environment and trade.

In addition to his position at UCL, he is a Co-Director of the UK Energy Research Centre, in charge of its Energy Systems theme, and also leads UCL’s involvement in EPSRC’s SUPERGEN Hydrogen and fuel cells Hub.

He is a member of the Expert Panel of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment, of Ofgem’s Sustainable Development Advisory Group, of the European Resource Efficiency Platform and of the European Commission’s Expert Economists’ Group on Resource Efficiency. From 2002-2008 he was a Member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. He also has extensive experience consulting for business, government and international organisations, and has contributed to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales' annual course for senior executives on business and the environment at the University of Cambridge, and the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership .

In 1994 Paul Ekins received the Global 500 Award ‘for outstanding environmental achievement’ from the United Nations Environment Programme.

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