Welcome to michaeljacobs.org. Here you'll find information on my current activities and some of the things I’ve done in the past.
My primary role at present is as Senior Adviser to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and its New Climate Economy project. Continuing my previous position as Senior Adviser to IDDRI (l’Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales) in Paris, I am working with a number of governments and non-governmental organisations on political preparations for a new international climate change agreement at the UN climate conference in December 2015. I was a lead author of and director of strategy for the Global Commission's report Better Growth, Better Climate, published in September 2014, and directed its second report, Seizing the Global Opportunity: Partnerships for Better Growth and a Better Climate, published in July 2015. I am a Visiting Professor at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics.
I am also Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science / School of Public Policy at University College London, where my interests focus on the political economy of capitalism and environmental and social democratic thought. I am currently co-editing a book with Mariana Mazzucato, Rethinking Capitalism: Economic Policy for Sustainable and Equitable Growth, to be published by Wiley Blackwell in 2016. I was until early 2014 Co-Editor of The Political Quarterly, and remain on its editorial board. I am an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Public Policy Research.
This site includes information on my work over the last few years on international and European climate change and economic policy and energy and climate policy in the UK; my various writings on social democratic and progressive political thought; and other observations on British politics.
It also 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.