Lara Lázaro Touza

Lara Lázaro Touza

Senior Analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute and Lecturer in Economic Theory at Cardenal Cisneros University College in Madrid. @lazarotouza

Spanish citizens and Climate Change

Spain is both a climate hot spot and one of the largest GHG emitters in the EU-28 (see table 1). It does not yet have a framework Climate Change and Energy Transition Law, despite its commitment at COP21 in Paris back in 2015. Acceptance of such a law by [...]

Climate finance: definition, integration, alignment, scaling and disclosure imperatives

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reminded us earlier this year that in order to avoid dangerous interference with the climate system we need to do (at least) three things: implement Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), strengthen the economic case for climate [...]

Trump versus the planet? No global climate action derailment but uncertainty on the horizon

The US is the second largest greenhouse gas emitter with 14.4% of global emissions in 2012, after China (25.36%) and followed by the EU (10.16%) (note the data exclude emissions from Land-Use Change and Forestry in addition to excluding greenhouse gas emissions from bunker fuels). As climate change is [...]

Climate change and Big Data

Immense amounts of data, from a wide variety of sources, are becoming available at an incredible speed. But what is the link between climate change and Big Data? The Ramón Areces Foundation recently hosted a meeting on this topic. During the meeting we were told that climate change mitigation [...]

The Paris Climate Agreement could positively disrupt Latin America’s development

Last December a major shift in the tectonic plates of climate governance occurred. Over 190 countries were able to agree a ground breaking new global agreement on climate change in Paris. A number of Latin American countries including Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Chile, among others, were instrumental in [...]

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