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Emeritus Professor of Environmental Technology and founding Director of the Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey, UK; previously Head of the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Surrey. He is Visiting Professor in Environmental System Analysis at Chalmers University, Sweden and Adjunct Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Canada; past Executive Director and President of the International Society for Industrial Ecology; and a member of Rolls-Royce’ Environmental Advisory Board.
Roland is a past member of the UK Eco-labelling Board, of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP), the Science Advisory Council of the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Royal Society/Royal Academy Working Group on nanotechnology and the Working Group which drafted and updated the BSI/Defra/Carbon Trust Standard on carbon labelling, PAS 2050. In 2004-5, he acted as Expert Adviser to a House of Lords Select Committee enquiry into energy efficiency. In 2012-14, he served as Review Editor for the Industry chapter of Working Group III (Mitigation) of the 5th Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).