Paul Ekins and his colleagues from the Institute for Sustainable Resources at University College London (UCL) coordinated the POLFREE project.
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. 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 has extensive experience consulting for business, government and international organisations, which has included over 50 projects and consultancies over the last ten years, and many advisory positions. He has also been a consultant to the Government’s Sustainable Development Commission, and an adviser to the UK Government’s Advisory Committee on Business and the Environment and Round Table on Sustainable Development, and has been a frequent contributor 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.