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John Barrett

Theme Lead

University of Leeds

John heads the CREDS Theme on “Industry, Materials and Products”. He is a Professor in Energy and Climate Policy in the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds. His research interests include energy demand, resource productivity, energy and economy modelling, carbon accounting and exploring the transition to a low carbon future. John was the Director of the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP) and a Co-Director of the UK Energy Research Centre. John has been an advisor to the UK Government on the development of carbon footprint standards and is responsible for providing the UK Government with the headline indicator of “Consumption-based Emissions”. He has supported  BEIS on energy demand modelling and the industrial strategy and DEFRA on resource productivity policy. John was also a lead author for the International Panel on Climate Change, Working Group III.


Materials & Products


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