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’s 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 environmental accounting since the early 1990s when he was a member of UNEP’s Expert Working Group on Environmental and Natural Resource Accounting, contributing to: Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting: an Operational Manual, United Nations, New York, 2000. In 1997 he was a Member of ONS’s Advisory Group for Environmental Accounts, and authored a chapter in the ONS book Vaze, P. Ed. 1998 UK Environmental Accounts: Theory, Data and Application, ONS, London. Later he contributed a chapter to UNU-IHDP and UNEP 2012 The Inclusive Wealth Report: Measuring Progress Towards Sustainability, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.