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The Energy Management Centre at ESCP is delighted to host a thought-provoking discussion on 'COP 26 – The Background and Prospects' with distinguished speaker and EMC Advisory Board Member Prof. Michael Jefferson, Former Senior Editor of the journal Energy Policy and current member of its International Advisory Board and that of Bio-Physical Economics.

Prof. Jefferson's personal experience includes attending the pre-COP INC meetings and the first seven COPs; involvement with the IPCC since 1991; and 50 years of involvement with the energy scene including ‘new’ renewables.

When: Thursday, 20 January 2022
Start time: 6pm GMT
End time: 7pm

The event will take place on Zoom. Attendance is free of charge. To secure your place, please click here.

About Our Speaker
Michael Jefferson is the first (ever) Chief Economist of the Royal Shell Group. He studied at University College, Oxford and then the London School of Economics, before going into an economics consultancy, an industrial policy body, and then becoming Chief Economist of The Royal Dutch / Shell Group.

He spent nearly 20 years at Shell in various roles, from Head of Planning in Europe to Director of Oil Supply and Trading. He then spent ten years as Deputy Secretary-General of the World Energy Council, where he began working with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as Contributing Author, Lead Author, Editorial Reviewer and Expert Reviewer, culminating in his receipt of the IPCC's certificate for his contributions to their award of the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2007.

He has also written extensively on energy policy, including contributions to various UN bodies, and was for many years involved with the World Renewable Energy Network and Congresses.

Alongside his work in business he has written several books in the fields of energy and economics; contributed to books on economic and social history; and written or co-authored many peer-reviewed papers in the energy and environmental field. He is an Affiliate Professor of Energy Policy at ESCP Business School, and a Senior Fellow of the University of Buckingham.

He is a member of the International Advisory Board, and Editor of the journal “Energy Policy”.


Prof. Michael Jefferson

Prof. Michael Jefferson

Former Senior Editor of the journal Energy Policy


Organiser: ESCP Energy Management Centre

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Start date: 20/01/2022

Start time: 6:00 PM

End time: 7:00 PM