Laurence Delina

Membership:  2017

Member Bio

Laurence Delina explores issues of governance in the politics and policy of sustainability at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University. He works on sustainable energy transitions, rapid climate mitigation, the climate action movement, international climate finance, and universal energy access. Delina is the author of Strategies for Rapid Climate Mitigation: Wartime Mobilisation as a Model for Action? (Routledge-Earthscan 2016). The book investigates what can be learnt from wartime mobilization to rapidly mobilize the large-scale deployment of sustainable energy technologies. Delina is currently working on two book-length projects: Stewarding the Earth: Transformative Strategies for the Climate Action Movement, and Sustainable Energy Transitions in Developing Countries: The Challenges of Climate Change and Sustainable Development (Routledge-Earthscan 2017). Delina completed a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Mindanao State University in General Santos City, Philippines. He also holds a Master of Arts in Development Studies from the University of Auckland, and a PhD from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He held visiting appointments at Harvard Kennedy School in 2013 and 2016.


  • Strategies for Rapid Climate Mitigation: War Mobilisation as Model for Action? Abingdon, UK and New York, USA: Routledge-Earthscan, 2016.
  • with Mark Diesendorf. “Strengthening the Climate Action Movement: Strategies from Contemporary Social Action Campaigns.” Interface 8, no. 1 (2016): 117–41.
  • with Mark Diesendorf and John Merson. “Strengthening the Climate Action Movement: Strategies from Histories.” Carbon Management 5, no. 4 (2014): 397–409.
  • with Mark Diesendorf. “Is Wartime Mobilisation a Suitable Policy Model for Rapid National Climate Mitigation?” Energy Policy 58 (2013): 371–80.
  • “Asian Development Bank’s Support for Clean Energy.” Climate Policy 11, no. 6 (2011): 1350–66.