Dr. Nigel Jollands has worked on sustainable energy and environmental policy for 25 years. In March 2011 he took up a post with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and is now Associate Director, Lead, Policy Products Unit in the Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Department. In this role he works at the interface between policy and finance, supporting the Bank’s green investment programme through policy dialogue with governments in the Bank’s area of operations (Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and North Africa). He also co-leads the Bank’s €1 billion Green Cities Framework. Prior to this role, he spent 5 years as Head, Energy Efficiency Unit at the International Energy Agency. At the IEA he led the Agency’s energy efficiency policy analysis, co-ordinating the Agency’s Energy Efficiency Working Party, and liaising with multi-lateral energy efficiency initiatives including the G8.
Nigel’s previous positions include Principal Ecological Economist in the New Zealand Centre for Ecological Economics (NZCEE), Senior Lecturer at Massey University, and senior policy analyst in New Zealand’s captial at various Ministries (Ministry of Commerce; Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority and Ministry for the Environment). He is a regular presenter at international conferences, has published numerous journal articles and contributed to many books in the area of resource efficiency and ecological economics.