Welcome to michaeljacobs.org. Here you'll find information on my current activities and some of the things I’ve done in the past.
I am principally based now at IDDRI (l’Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales) in Paris, where I am Senior Adviser on International Climate Change Policy. IDDRI has been commissioned by the French Government to support their preparations for the UN climate conference in Paris 2015, and I am advising on their programme. I am also Senior Adviser to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and its New Climate Economy project. I was a lead author of its report, Better Growth, Better Climate, which was published in September 2014.
I remain a Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science / School of Public Policy at University College London, and at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics. I was until early 2014 Co-Editor of The Political Quarterly.
While my position in Paris means that I have reduced my work on wider political and economic issues, this site includes my various writings on social democratic and progressive political thought and observations on British politics.
It also includes information on my recent work on international and European climate change and economic policy and energy and climate policy in the UK.
The site includes my biographical details and a list of my writing and publications, recent and older.
I’m always grateful to receive feedback and comments, and information on interesting ideas and initiatives in my fields. My contact details are also here.
I post occasionally (but only very occasionally) on Twitter @michaelujacobs.