Increasing Resource Productivity: Rationale, Potential and Economic Implications

The Faculty of Geotechnical Sciences and Environmental Management of the Cyprus University of Technology cordially invites you to its 2016 Annual Lecture “Increasing Resource Productivity: Rationale, Potential and Economic Implications” to be held on Monday, 12 December 2016 @ 18:30 at Pefkios Georgiades Amphitheatre, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol.

Speaker: Paul Ekins, Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy, University College London


Paul Ekins has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of London and is Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy and Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London. He is a Deputy Director of the UK Energy Research Centre, and from 2005-10 was Chairman of the UK’s National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP), the country’s most effective initiative at promoting resource efficiency in industry. He was a Member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution from 2002-2008. In 2011 he was appointed Vice-Chairman of the EU 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 1994 Paul Ekins received a Global 500 Award ‘for outstanding environmental achievement’ from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In 2015 he was awarded an OBE in the UK’s New Year’s Honours List for services to environmental policy. In October 2016 he was appointed as Co-Chair of UNEP’s ‘Global Environment Outlook’ report (GEO-6), the world’s most comprehensive assessment of the state of the global environment. Paul Ekins’ academic work focuses on the conditions and policies for achieving an environmentally sustainable economy, concerning which he has written numerous books, papers and articles.

Welcome addresses by:

  • The Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Mr Nicos Kouyialis
  • The Rector of the Cyprus University of Technology, Professor Andreas Anayiotos