Menu

Search

Aled Jones

Aled Jones

Director, Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University

Aled is the inaugural Director of our Global Sustainability Institute (GSI). Over the past five years he has built the GSI from a good idea into an internationally recognised brand, with a group of 40 individuals, and over £4 million in external income won. He is one of the acknowledged global leaders in public-private finance related to the green economy. His work in climate finance has been recognised by the State of California and he has received a key to the city of North Little Rock, USA.

In 2013, Anglia Ruskin University won the International Sustainable Campus Network Award for integrating sustainability and the GSI was shortlisted for the EAUC Green Gown awards in two categories and the Lloyds of London Science of Risk Awards. Our Sustainability Strategy saw ARU shortlisted as a finalist for an Edie Sustainability Leaders Award 2017 for Sustainable Business of the Year, and helped secure Responsible Futures accreditation from the NUS in 2016.

Aled has recently been appointed a member of the UK-US Taskforce on the Impact of Extreme Weather on US/UK Food Security and was a President Bill Clinton Distinguished Lecturer. He chaired a working group on climate finance within the Capital Markets Climate Initiative (CMCI) on behalf of Greg Barker, the Minister for Climate Change in the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and sits on the steering group for CMCI. Dr Jones is also a Managing Director for the P80 Group Foundation which, in 2012, signed the Little Rock Accord with Club de Madrid to help facilitate global investments into climate change solutions.

Aled has published numerous academic papers and was a guest editor of Sustainability. He is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy and Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and elected member of the advisory group for the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges. Until 2014 he was regional treasurer and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is the Chair of Sustainability East, as well as of the East of England Alliance for Sustainability on their behalf.

Previously, Aled was Deputy Director at the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, HRH Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change, and Director of the Chevening Economics of Climate Change Programme (for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office). He was a founding member of the ClimateWise insurance principles.

Research interests
Aled leads a number of research projects in climate finance, energy and behaviour, and resource management. His research particularly focuses on the finance sector and government and how they will respond to the impacts of global resource trends and climate change. He is currently leading a team to build a global model to explore political fragility from resource crisis.

Areas of research supervision
Agent-based modelling for political risks
Systems dynamics modelling for economic and financial risk
Systemic finance risk for environment-food-water nexus
Conflict from resource competition in Kenya
India’s identity in climate change negotiations
Smart city development in Hungary
Transitions in energy systems in Nigeria
Assessing fracking in the UK
Innovation in the water sector
Clean technology sector development

Net zero emissions by 2050 or 2025? Depends how you think politics works

May 03, 2019 17:11 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The UK should reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, according to a major new report by the Committee on Climate Change, the governments official advisers. Its an ambitious target, but others say the...

Electric Car Series

Five reasons why you might be driving electric sooner than you think

Jan 26, 2017 14:21 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

There is huge potential for using electric vehicles to tackle climate change, give us cleaner air and grow the green economy. The question is, when it will make sense for most of us to ditch diesel and petrol, and go...

Food security: how drought and rising prices led to conflict in Syria

Jan 26, 2017 14:03 pm UTC| Insights & Views

In 2015 the Welsh singer and activist Charlotte Church was widely ridiculed in the right-wing press and on social media for saying on BBC Question Time that climate change had played an important part in causing the...

1 

Economy

U.S. Treasuries steady ahead of January manufacturing, composite PMIs

The U.S. Treasuries remained steady during Fridays afternoon session ahead of the countrys manufacturing and composite PMI for the month of January, scheduled to be released today by 14:45GMT, amid an otherwise, muted...

UK gilts mixed following better-than-expected rise in January flash PMIs

The United Kingdoms gilts remained mixed during European trading hours Friday following a better-than-expected set of the countrys flash PMIs for the month of January, released today. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

German bunds tad down following upbeat January manufacturing PMI

The German bunds remained tad down during European trading session Friday following an upbeat manufacturing PMI for the month of January, released early today. The German 10-year bond yield, which move inversely to its...

Australian dollar likely to weaken a little further in short term, says Commerzbank

The Australian dollar is expected to weaken a little further in the short term, particularly owing to the destruction caused by the recent bushfires, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank. The...

RBA unlikely to feel urgency to cut again as soon as next month, says St George Economics

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is not expected to feel an urgency to cut interest rates again as soon as next month, but rather, stand pat and assess incoming data, according to the latest research report from St....

Politics

Melania Trump shock: FLOTUS' non-attendance at Davos reportedly a 'subliminal message' to Donald Trump

If there is one thing to know about First Lady Melania Trump, it is that she tends to make subliminal messages. Her absence at the Davos Forum may reportedly be a subliminal message to her husband. Recently, Donald...

Donald Trump fury: POTUS rants about impeachment being weaponized for 2020 election

The United States President Donald Trump is currently facing an impeachment trial at the Senate while running a reelection campaign in this years presidential elections. Even though he does not need to be present at the...

Melania Trump humiliation: Stephen Colbert mocks FLOTUS' MLK Day tweet in opening monologue

United States First Lady Melania Trump is not exactly known for sharing lengthy captions on her social media accounts. Her recent tweet regarding Martin Luther King Jr. Day, however, caught the attention of Late Show host...

Melania Trump and Donald Trump ignore their wedding anniversary for these reasons

Melania Trump and Donald Trump should have celebrated their 15th year wedding anniversary on Jan. 22 but it appears that both of them did not even mention the occasion. The public wonder why the First Couple did not mark...

Science

Antarctica: Scientists discover fossil of 40 million-year-old animal

Just when we think all the fossils of long ago were all found, we end up getting surprised at sudden discoveries in recent years. A new report emerges as scientists in Antarctica discover fossils belonging to an animal 40...

Taal volcano predicted to have explosive eruption

The Philippines was suddenly placed on high alert when the Taal volcano erupted. However, it appears that it is only just beginning as a new report reveals that the volcano may be gearing up for an explosive eruption...

Asteroids: Footage of Chelyabinsk meteor collision reveals the actual devastation caused

In 2013, a meteor made an unannounced visit and crash-landed in the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia. Now, footage capturing the incident shows just how bad the impact of the meteor was. The Chelyabinsk meteor incident is...

Asteroids: NASA spots space rock traveling 25,433 mph towards Earth

Another asteroid is set to make an approach towards Earths orbit, as NASAs asteroid trackers have noticed. It is now down to whether or not the asteroid will strike, and if it does not, how close is it going to...

Technology

New iPhone 9 leaked renders insist the device will feature Touch ID, not Face ID

Tech fans likely know by now that Apple is anticipated to have a much earlier smartphone unveiling event this year. But it is not for the iPhone 12 series the company has been rumored to release another mid-range...

Tesla cars could soon have ‘The Witcher’ game in Tesla Arcade

The software operating system installed in every Tesla car is one of the features that sets the companys products apart from other long-time major players in the automobile industry. It is also what makes popular video...

‘World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ pre-purchase are now live starting at $39.99

Last years BlizzCon was made extra special with the announcement of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands the games next expansion title. It has been the tradition in the video game industry to acquire perks when buying upcoming...

GoPro HERO9 Black could arrive with double video frame rates, but no 8K support yet

The tech rumor mill has nothing much to offer yet about the successor of GoPro HERO8 Black since it was just released last October but that has never stopped tech fans from speculating. The action camera company is...
  • Market Data
Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.