Tiffanie is a Policy Analyst for the Grantham Research Institute’s Climate Change Laws of the World project. She is currently working on several projects exploring legal pathways to net zero, benefits of climate laws, and corruption risks in climate action.
Tiffanie is a dual-qualified lawyer in England & Wales and in Hong Kong. Prior to her role at the Grantham Research Institute, Tiffanie worked in London and Hong Kong as a corporate lawyer in an international law firm. Whilst in private practice, Tiffanie worked on a broad range of pro bono projects, including research for the Child Rights International Network and the InspiringHK Sports Foundation.
Tiffanie holds a Bachelor of Laws and a MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation, both from the London School of Economics. Her dissertation examined the extent to which the concept of a just transition has been incorporated into climate change laws and policies across eight jurisdictions.
- The role of law and litigation in delivering a just transition
- Governance of net-zero commitments of state and non-state actors
- The implications of climate conscious lawyering
Policy - 2023
This report explores why countries make net zero commitments and how they can advance from political promise to integrating and implementing the commitment through their national governance systems – described as a ‘governance pathway’. Read more
This report categorises emerging corruption and integrity risks to the low-carbon transition, offering recommendations on how to tackle them. Read more
This submission aims to support the work of the UNFCCC Just Transition Work Programme by providing recommendations on its necessary priorities and objectives. Read more
The Quarterly Forecast Tracker monitors momentum and level of ambition on global energy and land transition policy and technology developments.... Read more
Policy - 2022
This presentation given at the Inevitable Policy Response Quarterly Forecast Tracker event on 30th June 2022 provides an assessment of the international policy response to the Just Transition. Read more
News - 2023
Ahead of the first ever high-level ministerial roundtable on just transition, to be held at COP28, Antonina Scheer, Tiffanie Chan and Setenay Hizliok outline a blueprint to drive discussions with national policymakers on priority areas for connecting climate ambition with social justice. Read more
In this opinion article Tiffanie Chan calls on regulators to take more action to tackle greenwashing. Business Green, 23 October... Read more
This article discusses a recent report by the Institute on emerging corruption and integrity risks to the low-carbon transition. Business... Read more
Against the backdrop of increasing legislation on managing the climate impacts of non-state actors, Tiffanie Chan applies a ‘climate litigation... Read more
Tiffanie Chan and Catherine Higham explore the implications of ‘net zero legislation’ on one key stakeholder group whose role in the transition remains a hot topic for debate – private companies. Read more
News - 2022
Reflecting on progress made at COP27, this commentary highlights how climate legislation can act as a critical avenue for holding states accountable to delivering their climate commitments. Alongside, litigation can be used to help ensure these laws are enforced. Read more
Australia, The Bahamas, India and Nigeria have all made legislative progress on climate change since COP26. Using data from the Climate Change Laws of the World database, this commentary assesses the impact of these developments in domestic climate legislation. Read more