External speakers

Michael Grubb

Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy at University College London, London, UK

Michael Grubb is Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy at University College London (Institute of Sustainable Resources), editor-in-chief of the journal Climate Policy , and Senior Advisor, Improving Regulation, to the UK Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (the Energy Regulator OFGEM).  His former positions include Senior Research Associate in Economics at Cambridge University; Chair of the international research organization Climate Strategies; Chief Economist at the Carbon Trust; Professor at Imperial College London; and head of Energy and Environment at Chatham House.

Professor Grubb has also served on the UK Climate Change Committee, established under the UK Climate Change Act to advise the government on future carbon budgets and to report to Parliament on their implementation.

Michael Grubb is author of eight books, fifty journal research articles and numerous other publications. He has held many advisory positions with governments, companies and international studies on climate change and energy policy, and has been a Lead Author for several reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on mitigation, including the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.  His book Planetary Economics, which brings together the lessons from 25 years of research and implementation of energy and climate policies, has received widespread accolade as a ‘seminal’ contribution, ‘comprehensive and profoundly important’ for its presentation of a new approach to both the theoretical underpinnings and the practical policies for tackling energy and climate change challenges.