Friday | 24 May 2024

Research visit at the UCL Energy Institute of the UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources

EMEA researcher, Dr. Ivan Hajdukovic, is currently visiting the UCL Energy Institute of the UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources as an Affiliate Academic from April 2nd to May 24th, 2024.

He is working within the UCL Energy Institute on research areas of common interest related to environmental and sustainability issues, such as energy, climate change, agroforestry and natural resource use, with an emphasis on knowledge exchange and mutual learning.

During his tenure, Ivan is focusing on the ReForest project (2022-2026), funded by the European Union (Project Nr. 101060635). The project aims to enhance the uptake of agroforestry in Europe by fostering innovation, knowledge exchange, and providing new solutions to enable farmers to achieve multiple objectives such as food production, carbon sequestration and biodiversity enhancement. EMEA leads Work Package (WP) 5 on finance and policy and is responsible for the project’s co-creation and capitalisation strategy and actions under WP1.

Ivan is working towards the completion of three key deliverables: “M3 Interim assessment and report on networking impact”, “D5.2 Agroforestry sector finance and policy mapping report 2” and “D5.4 Sustainable financing scheme for agroforestry”. At the same time, he is collaborating with researchers at the UCL Energy Institute on an empirical research paper examining the determinants of energy and resource productivity in a group of developed and developing countries.
The research visit at the UCL Energy Institute provides an exceptional opportunity for knowledge exchange and collaborative synergies between EMEA and the Institute’s members. This collaborative environment fosters fruitful discussions and working sessions, and enables the exploration of innovative approaches to address pressing socio-economic, environmental and sustainability challenges.

As a complement to his visit, Ivan will be invited to present his research papers entitled “Sustainable financing scheme for agroforestry in Europe” and “Determinants of energy and resources productivity” at the upcoming seminars organised by the UCL Energy Institute.