Paul Ekins has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of London and is Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy at and Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London (UCL). He is also Deputy Director of the UK Energy Research Centre, and the UKERC Co-Director leading on its Energy Resources theme.
In addition, he is a member of UNEP's International Resource Panel; a Fellow of the Energy Institute; a Senior Consultant to Cambridge Econometrics; and he leads UCL’s participation in the EPSRC SUPERGEN consortium on hydrogen fuel cells and on bioenergy research. He is a member of Ofgem’s high-level Sustainable Development Advisory Group, and was Chairman of the Government-funded National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP), the UK’s most successful programme to improve resource productivity.
From 2002-2008 was a Member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. From 1997-2005 he was a specialist adviser to the Environmental Audit Committee of the House of Commons, from 2003-2007 was a Member of the Government’s Sustainable Energy Policy Advisory Board, and in 2007 was a Specialist Adviser to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Climate Change Bill.
Paul Ekins is a Global Fellow in the Global Fellows and Clean Innovation Research Program, a Collaborator in the Greening Growth Partnership, and a Research Partner in the The Economics & Environmental Policy Research Network project.