Paul Ekins 英国伦敦大学学院教授，可持续资源研究所主任
Paul Ekins has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of London, an Hon. DSc from the University of Keele, and is Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy, and Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources at University College London. He was a Co-Director of the UK Energy Research Centre from 2004-2019, and has lead UCL’s involvement in large research consortia or projects on Hydrogen and Bioenergy. In 2012-14 he was a member of the Expert Panel of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment, and from 2002-2008 he was a Member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. He was a co-founder of the sustainable development charity Forum for the Future, Director of the Green Fiscal Commission, and Chairman of the Government-funded National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP), the UK’s most successful programme to improve resource productivity. 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. He also has extensive experience consulting for business, government and international organisations. He was a member in 2010-11 of two Ministerial Advisory Panels, on the Green Deal (DECC) and on the Natural Environment White Paper (DEFRA). In 2011 he was appointed Vice-Chairman of the DG Environment Commissioner’s High-Level Economists Expert Group on Resource Efficiency, and in 2012 a member of the European Commission’s European Resource Efficiency Platform. In 2013 he was appointed to the International Resource Panel (IRP) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and was the lead author of the IRP’s report on resource efficiency commissioned by the G7 governments and presented in Japan in 2016. In 2015 he joined the Advisory Committee of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform. He was also one of two Chief Co-Editors of UNEP’s sixth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6), which is the UN’s flagship environmental report, and which was presented to the UN Environment Assembly in 2018. Paul Ekins’ academic work focuses on the conditions and policies for achieving an environmentally sustainable economy. He is the author of numerous papers, book-chapters and articles in a wide range of journals, and has written or edited twelve books, including Global Warming and Energy Demand (Routledge, 1995) and Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability: the Prospects for Green Growth (Routledge, London, 2000). Since 2008 he has edited or co-edited 12 books including Understanding the Costs of Environmental Regulation in Europe (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2009), Trade, Globalization, and Sustainability Impact Assessment: A Critical Look at Methods and Outcomes (Earthscan, London, 2009), Carbon-Energy Taxation: Lessons from Europe (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009), Hydrogen Energy: Economic and Social Challenges (Earthscan, London, 2010), Energy 2050: the Transition to a Secure, Low-Carbon Energy System for the UK (Earthscan, London, 2011); Environmental Tax Reform: A Policy for Green Growth (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011); and Global Energy: Issues, Potentials and Policy Implications (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015). In 1994 Paul Ekins received UNEP’s Global 500 Award ‘for outstanding environmental achievement’. In the UK New Year’s Honours List for 2015 he received an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for services to environmental policy.