In what is almost certainly a world first, the Government of the Maldives has launched a ‘crowd-sourcing’ website to help develop its energy and climate strategy. Last year, President Nasheed announced plans to turn the… more
Mike qualified as a mining engineer initially, working primarily in Africa. He then gained an MBA and moved to business development in the oil industry. He left the oil industry to set up a computing consultancy and a number of healthcare ventures.
In 1994 Mike studied Environmental Change and Management at the University of Oxford, where he also taught environmental economics for several years. He continues to have strong interests in both environmental economics and renewable energy technologies.
Mike’s current focus is on developing a consensus around the need for a zero carbon future, and on moving the debate forward, from the ethical issues that dominated the environmental messages of the past, to the huge engineering and financial challenges that must be overcome to deliver zero carbon societies. In 2010 he was appointed Energy Advisor to the President of the Maldives to support the country’s ambition to be the world’s first carbon neutral country.