Laurence Delina

Laurence Delina

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Assistant Professor

Laurence Delina, an Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, specialises in sustainable development with a focus on rapid mitigation of climate change, accelerating sustainable and just energy transitions, and adaptation and resilience of vulnerable populations to climate extremes. He has authored over fifty peer-reviewed journal articles and four books on these topics. Laurence serves as an associate editor for Energy Research & Social Science, PLOS Climate, and the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. He has worked as a consultant on energy and climate issues for the United Nations, Oxfam, and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. Laurence has previously been a Rachel Carson Fellow and a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School. He received his PhD from the University of New South Wales Sydney.

My Sustainability Goals for 2024:

1. Incorporating adaptation of vulnerable populations into official climate policy
2. More discussion on adaptation finance, especially beyond insurance
3. More focus on vulnerable populations on their climate adaptation needs