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.
Working paper  11 March, 2015

Multinational corporations and climate adaptation – Are we asking the right questions? A review of current knowledge and a new research perspective

Adapting to climate change requires the engagement of all actors in society. Until recently, predominant research focus has been on governments, communities and the third sector as key actors in … read more »

2014

Conference presentation  8 December, 2014

Low-carbon future: A case for concerted action by national and local authorities

Presentation at the Parliamentary meeting on the occasion of the UN Climate Change Conference organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Congress of the Republic of Peru on 8 December read more »

Conference presentation  7 December, 2014

Changing role of national legislation on climate change: Recent developments

Presentation give at the GLOBE COP20 Legislators Summit on 7 December 2014 in Lima. read more »

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Conference presentation  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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2014

Outside
Policy paper  11 December, 2014

Taming the beasts of ‘burden-sharing’: an analysis of equitable mitigation actions and approaches to 2030 mitigation pledges

Countries are now seeking to reach a new international agreement on climate change, to be signed in Paris in December 2015. A key element of the international negotiations … read more »

Policy report  6 November, 2014

Annual Status Report on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) 2014, Mitigation Momentum, November 2014

This report begins with an overview of the latest statistics on NAMA (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) development, drawing from the UNFCCC NAMA Registry and the Ecofys NAMA Database.The second section … read more »

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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UN
Public Lectures 23 Jun 2015

Public lecture | International cooperation and climate change

Dr Alina Averchenkova, Prof John Broome, Prof Robyn Eckersley and Fergus Green discuss why the international community been faltering on effective climate action and how we can break through the collective-action impasse. read more »

2014

Grantham Workshop 12 Nov 2014

Grantham Workshop: Alina Averchenkova

Barriers to the case for accelerated low carbon transition: Analysis of the conversations with Chief Economists and Senior Policy Advisors read more »

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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