Professor of Energy and Environment Policy
UCL Energy Institute, Faculty of the Built Environment
Paul Ekins has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of London and is Professor of Energy and Environment Policy at the UCL Energy Institute, University College London. A Co-Director of the UK Energy Research Centre, he was also Chairman of the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP), the UK’s most effective initiative at promoting resource efficiency in industry. He was a Member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution from 2002-2008. He also has extensive experience consulting for business, government and international organisations, and has been a contributor to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales' course for senior executives on business and the environment, and the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, at the University of Cambridge. In 1994 Paul Ekins received a Global 500 Award ‘for outstanding environmental achievement’ from the United Nations Environment Programme. Paul Ekins’ academic work focuses on the conditions and policies for achieving an environmentally sustainable economy, concerning which he has written numerous books, papers and articles.