Alina Averchenkova

Co-Head Climate Policy

Alina joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in April 2013. She is responsible for the engagement with policy and decision makers worldwide, and research on international climate change policy.

Background

Alina joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change from KPMG, where she was Global Director for Climate Change and Carbon. She has fourteen years of experience in climate policy and international development.

Prior to KPMG, Alina has worked for a carbon-asset manager, First Climate, in Zurich, focusing on policies related to carbon markets. Before that, as a Programme Officer at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change based in Bonn, she supported international negotiations on post-2012 climate change regime.

Her professional experience also includes work for the Environmental Defence Fund in Washington, DC, focusing on climate policy in economies in transition; for Metroeconomica Ltd on resource abundance and economic growth, and for the Bureau of Economic Analysis, on climate policy in Russia.

Alina has extensive experience in providing advisory and capacity building services to governments, UN organisations and private sector, and in facilitating interministerial and multi-stakeholder dialogues on climate change.

Alina holds a BSc in Geography from Moscow State University, and an MSc and a PhD in Economics and International Development from the University of Bath, focused on factors of effectiveness of international climate change regime.

Research interests

  • Design of the international climate change regime;
  • Low emission development strategies in developing countries;
  • Climate finance;
  • Subnational action around low carbon and green growth.
CO2a
 16 June, 2014

Private-sector role in reducing emissions

Alina Averchenkova presented at the 3rd meeting of the Durban Forum on Capacity-building at the Bonn Climate Change Conference on 12 June 2014. Alina’s presentation focused on the experience with … read more »

2009

Research article  19 June, 2009

Institutional Mechanisms to Address the AAU Reserves in a Post-2012 Agreement

Alexander Averchenkov and Alina Averchenkova Carbon and Climate Law Review, Issue 3, September 2009

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LECBPs
Policy report  12 June, 2014

Mobilising private-sector engagement in LEDS and NAMAs

Lessons learned from UNDP's low emission capacity building programme read more »

LECBPs
Policy report  12 June, 2014

Barriers in developing national mitigation strategies and actions in developing countries

The study identifies barriers to the design and implementation of low emission development strategies (LEDS) and mitigation actions (NAMAs) encountered in developing countries read more »

2012

Policy paper  19 June, 2012

Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World

De Boer, Y., van Bergen, B., McKenzie, M., Averchenkova, A., Gladwin, T., McGraw, M., Lyon, T., Bunch, R. KPMG, 2012. – External link to publication

2011

Policy report  30 December, 2011

Embarking on the low carbon journey: National Mitigation Actions as green growth vehicles in developing nations

KPMG, 2011. – External link to download report (PDF)

2010


Policy paper  19 June, 2010

How-to Guide: Low Emission Development Strategies and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions: Eastern Europe and CIS

Averchenkova, A. UNDP, 2010 – External link to publication

Policy report  30 March, 2010

The outcomes of Copenhagen: The negotiations and the Accord

UNDP Environment & Energy Group climate Policy series, March 2010 – Download report from external website (PDF)

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Grantham Workshop 19 Mar 2014

A new perspective on private sector adaptation: the case of multinational corporations

Speaker: Alina Averchenkova, GRI  

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