Laurence L. Delina

Post-Doctoral Associate


Laurence L. Delina is a Post-Doctoral Associate at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. He is also an Earth System Governance Research Fellow and a Research Associate at the Center for Governance and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His work explores governance and institutional arrangements in the politics and policy of sustainability, focusing on sustainable energy transitions and rapid climate mitigation. His  book, Strategies for Rapid Climate Mitigation (Routledge 2016), investigates what can be learned from wartime mobilization to achieve rapid deployment of sustainable energy technologies. As a Pardee Center Post-Doc, he is leading a research project on sustainable energy transitions in developing countries. This project led to his most recent book, Accelerating Sustainable Energy Transition(s) in Developing Countries: The challenges of climate change and sustainable development (Routledge 2017), which explores how transitions away from carbon-based fuel sources to renewables occur in fourteen developing countries.

Delina held a visiting fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School in 2013 and 2016, consulted for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and the University of Manchester, and worked as a development banker at Land Bank of the Philippines. In 2017, he will assume a Rachel Carson Fellowship at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering  and a Master in Public Administration from Mindanao State University in General Santos City, Philippines, an MA in Development Studies from the University of Auckland, and a PhD from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He is a citizen of the Philippines.