Jamal Gore

Specialist areas

  • Project design
  • Climate finance
  • Energy analysis and modelling
  • Climate risk and opportunity assessment

Qualifications

  • BA, International Relations & Economics
  • MA, Energy and Resources
  • MBA
  • Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)
  • Professional Member, Energy Institute
  • Professional Member, Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment

Jamal Gore

In a nutshell, tell us about yourself.

Roughly twenty years ago, I was researching small hydropower project development in Nepal.  Fifteen years ago I was supporting the launch of gender, agriculture and energy initiatives in Kenya. Five years ago, I was financing GHG emission reduction projects in Sudan. More recently, I installed PV panels on my roof, got an electric car, installed LED lights and – best of all – joined E Co.

What drives you to do this kind of work?

My children will face a warmer, more volatile world, and those impacts will depend on our actions today. I want to have a good answer when they ask about my role.

What are you most proud of? 

My kids, who are doing far more than I ever did at their age.

What are your loves?

Good music and good coffee.  And my wife, of course.

What are your hates?

Climate change denial and inefficient airport security.

What’s the best thing about your job? 

My job gives me the opportunity to work on interesting topics with engaging and inspiring people around the world. Who wouldn’t enjoy that?

Which book has changed your life? 

‘Foundation’, by Issac Asimov. As a kid, I was captivated by the book’s theme of looking at where civilization is heading and making a conscious decision to change course.