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Paul Haynes is a lecturer in the School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, and a member of the Centre for Research into Sustainability (CRIS). His research interests are energy policy, high-impact sustainability innovation, such as “green” technology, and the promotion of sustainable business practices and policies. His core research approach is analysing the ways networks and networking impact on innovation and the key entrepreneurial and marketing practices they afford, including branding, social innovation and the application of new technology.

He previously worked at Cambridge University as part of the research team at the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research, engaged in energy technologies and carbon emission modelling, as well as responsible for communicating the impact of the research to key decision makers and policy stakeholders. His latest publications examine the policy options to address carbon emission reduction, and public participation in the energy planning process.

Paul holds an MA from Warwick University and a PhD from Lancaster University, with a thesis that examined the emergence of innovation and the role of non-linear dynamics on the use of new technologies. He has held post-doctoral research positions at Trinity College, Dublin, and the Saïd Business School, Oxford University and a college Lecturer position at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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