Centre: Former Staff
Key roles and achievements include:
- Leader of the Future Sustainability Programme for the York Centre. He managed a large programme of work on Sustainable Consumption and Production. He built an academic reputation through the publication of a number of peer-reviewed papers.
John headed the research on one of the UK’s largest projects on resource flows and modelling techniques for SCP. This involved developing a number of approaches to measure and monitor SCP including: the Ecological Footprint, the use of Physical Input-Output Tables, household expenditure models and using carbon dioxide emissions as a consumption indicator.
These approaches lead to the development of the Resources and Energy Analysis Programme (REAP), a scenario modelling tool for evidence based policy in the UK.
John has written numerous policy reports on SCP issues for a wide range of audiences including several Government Departments, the Welsh Assembly, the European Environment Agency, regional development agencies and over 40 local authorities.
A review of the ecological footprint indicator - perceptions and methods (Journal article - 2010)
Securing the future – The role of resource efficiency (Report - 2010)
The Need for Sound Carbon Accounting in Scotland (Policy brief - 2009)
Companies on the Scale - Comparing and Benchmarking the Footprints of Businesses (Proceedings - 2009)
A research agenda for improving national Ecological Footprint accounts (Journal article - 2009)
Evaluating Sweden’s emissions: at home and abroad (Policy brief - 2009)
A research agenda for improving national Ecological Footprints accounts (Journal article - 2009)