Dr. Eva Bartekova

Affiliated researcher

Research group(s):
4. Sustainable Development, Innovation and Societal Transitions

Eva Bartekova is an affiliated researcher at UNU-MERIT. She holds a PhD in Innovation, Economics and Governnance for Development from Maastricht University, a MSc in Finance from University of London, and a BA in International Economics and Management from Bocconi University.

Her research interests lie at the intersection of natural resource governance, low carbon energy transition, and sustainable development. In particular, Eva's PhD dissertation examined the interconnections between climate change mitigation, energy technologies innovation, and mineral governance, in an attempt to uncover the coordination challenges within the decentralised bottom-up climate change mitigation architecture of the Paris Agreement (COP21). At present, her primary research revolves around circular economy, resource efficiency, and resource nexus perspectives for achieving a resilient and equitable green economic development. Her latest publication examines the security of supply of technology metals used for manufacturing of low-carbon energy technologies from a resource nexus perspective.

Eva has been involved in the Social Challenges of Interdependencies between Energy Transition, Demand for Resources and Climate Change in a Global Perspective (GlobEn) project, and the Sino-European Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency (SINCERE) project, where she has co-authored the comparative analysis on circular economy policies across China and Europe, and the co-evolution analysis of the eco-cement innovation trajectory. She has been responsible for the successful delivery of the project on circular economy opportunity for China and its cities at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, leading the qualitative and quantitative research work, and the stakeholder engagement. She has consulted for the International Council on Mining and Metals, supporting ICMM to better understand and demonstrate the value of minerals and metals in tackling societal challenges. Most recently, she has been involved in delivering the circular economy strategy within oil and gas sector at SystemIQ.

Prior to this, she acquired extensive professional experience in international equity markets, having worked for two major stock market index houses at both analyst and managerial levels.

Selected publications by Eva Bartekova