Paul Ekins

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Paul Ekins has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of London and is Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London. Paul Ekins’ academic work, published in numerous books, articles and scientific papers, focuses on the conditions and policies for achieving an environmentally sustainable economy. He has been working in the area of energy and climate change since the early 1990s, and in 2007 was a Specialist Adviser to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Climate Change Bill. From 2015-2018 he was a member of the European Commission’s High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative, the final report of which was published in November 2018. His books on energy and climate change are: His co-edited books include Global Warming and Energy Demand (Routledge, 1995), Carbon-Energy Taxation: Lessons from Europe (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009), Energy 2050: the Transition to a Secure, Low-Carbon Energy System for the UK (Earthscan, London), and Global Energy: Issues, Potentials and Policy Implications (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015). His most recent book, Stopping Climate Change: Policies for Real Zero, was published by Routledge, in November 2023. In the UK New Year’s Honours List for 2015 he received an OBE for services to environmental policy.

 

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