About

Laurence Delina is at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University where he leads a research project on the future of energy systems in developing countries. Delina’s research is found in the intersections of environment and global change, public policy, governance and institutions, sustainable energy and international development, and climate actions. He is the author of “Strategies for Rapid Climate Mitigation: Wartime mobilisation as policy model?” (2016),”Accelerating Sustainable Energy Transition(s) in Developing Countries: The challenges of climate change and sustainable development” (2017),”Climate Actions: Strategies for social mobilisation” (2018), and “Emancipatory Climate Actions: Strategies from histories” (2019). He is a member of the Board of Advisers for The Climate Mobilization. He received a Rachel Carson Fellowship in 2017 and was twice a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School.

Recent publications

  • Delina, L. and Benjamin K. Sovacool. 2018, Of temporality and plurality: An epistemic and governance agenda for accelerating just transitions for energy access and sustainable development. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 34, 1-6.
  • Delina, L. 2018, Energy democracy in a continuum: The remaking of public engagement on energy transitions in Thailand. Energy Research and Social Science 42, 53-60.
  • Delina, L. and Rufa Cagoco-Guiam. 2018, Extreme weather event-social conflict nexus in the Philippines. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 13, 90-95.
  • Delina, L. 2018, Can energy democracy thrive in a non-democracy? Frontiers in Environmental Science 6:5.
  • Delina, L. and Anthony Janetos. 2018, Cosmopolitan, dynamic and contested energy futures: Navigating the pluralities and polarities of the energy systems of tomorrow. Energy Research and Social Science 35: 1-10.
  • Delina, L. 2018, Whose and what futures? Navigating the contested coproduction of Thailand’s energy sociotechnical imaginaries. Energy Research and Social Science 35: 48-56.