Yacob Mulugetta is Professor of Energy and Development Policy, and Director of the MPA programme at the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Public Policy (STEaPP) at University College London. Previously, he was an academic staff at the Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey, UK.
Between 2010 and 2013, Yacob was based at the UN Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he helped set up the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC). At ACPC, he initiated a variety of policy-relevant initiatives on the opportunities for and constraints of pursuing low carbon pathways for development in Africa, and facilitated a number of high-level roundtables on energy development and climate, including the Ministerial Roundtable at the Africa Energy Week, held in November 2012 at the African Union Commission.
Yacob was Coordinating Lead Author of the chapter on Energy Systems of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (Working Group III on Mitigation) and a member of the Core Writing Team of the IPCC Synthesis Report.