Professor Laura Diaz Anadon

Diaz Anadon Laura

Professor of Climate Change Policy , College Supervisor in Land Economy, Director of Studies in Land Economy, Director of Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance
SpecialisationEnergy, Innovation, Climate Policy, Multiphase Flow and MRI.
Research interestsProf Laura Diaz Anadon holds the chaired Professorship of Climate Change Policy at the University of Cambridge. At Cambridge she is also Director of the Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (CEENRG) and Fellow of St. John's College, where she is the Director of Studies for Land Economy. She is also a long-standing Affiliate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) at Harvard University, where she was a Visiting Scholar for 2021–2022, an Assistant Professor of Public Policy (2013-2016), and Director of the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group.

Prof Diaz Anadon is a Lead Author in the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III on Climate Change Mitigation. She is a member of the Economics of Decarbonization Advisory Group for the UK Treasury’s Net Zero Review, of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate and of the Board of Directors of Cambridge Enterprise Ltd. She is also in the Management Board of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI) and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

She has received numerous awards and recognition for her research. In June 2018 she was awarded the XVII Fundación Banco Sabadell Prize for Economic Research for the best young Spanish economics researcher, in 2021 a Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Tsinghua University, and in 2022 a Senior Fellowship from the JM Keynes Fellowship Fund. In March 2022 she was selected as one of the 15 founding members of the European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate, where she was elected as Vice-Chair of the Board.

Prof Diaz Anadon has engaged with policymakers in the United States, China, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and Spain among others, and contributed to the UN Global Sustainable Development Report and the Global Energy Assessment. She has also contributed evidence to US Congress and the UK Parliament and worked as a consultant for Climate Strategies on a World Bank project, the UNFCCC and the OECD. Prior to starting her academic career, Prof Diaz Anadon did research projects at DuPont, Bayer Pharmaceuticals and Johnson Matthey Catalysts and worked as a financial consultant at Oliver Wyman working on risk models for financing technology projects.

Prof Diaz Anadon holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Magnetic Resonance and Catalysis Group at the University of Cambridge, a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester. During her undergraduate degree she also studied at the University of Stuttgart.
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