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Laurence Delina

Laurence Delina

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Laurence L. Delina  is a Spring 2013 Visiting Fellow with the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School. While at the STS Program, Laurence will work to advance his argument on the necessity of a three-actor arrangement (state-civic-corporate) in knowledge-making and governance of rapid climate mitigation. Laurence is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He is also an Earth System Governance Fellow and an Associate at the Center for Governance and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Laurence’s research interest on the nexus of governance, institutions and environmental sustainability has led to several publications that span issues surrounding the governance of sustainable energy, climate finance, multi-level institutions (especially international environmental governance), and climate change in Asia and beyond. Building on these works, he aims to design a model on the convergence among state, civic and corporate actors for rapid and radical mitigation. Recognising the boundary- and level-crossing nature of these contemporary governance actors, Laurence is also interested in identifying the complexities and challenges of this new arrangement.

Laurence has held positions at the United Nations, the University of Manchester, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in Japan, and Land Bank of the Philippines. He received his civil engineering degree from Mindanao State University in General Santos City, Philippines where he also obtained his Master’s in Public Administration. He also has a master’s degree in Development Studies from the University of Auckland in New Zealand.


Delina, L 2012, ‘Coherence in energy efficiency governance’, Energy for Sustainable Development, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 493-499.

Delina, L 2011, ‘Asian Development Bank’s support for clean energy’, Climate Policy, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 1350-1366.

Delina, L 2011, ‘Informational governance of climate change institutions’, in AV Ospina & R Heeks (eds), ICTs, Climate Change and Development:Themes and Strategic Actions, University of Manchester, Manchester, pp. 207-236.

Li, T, Molodtsov, S and Delina, L 2010, Assessment Report on Energy Efficiency Institutional Arrangements in Asia, United Nations, Bangkok.

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