Alina joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in April 2013. She is responsible for the engagement with policy and decision makers worldwide, and research on international climate change policy.
Alina joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change from KPMG, where she was Global Director for Climate Change and Carbon. She has fourteen years of experience in climate policy and international development.
Prior to KPMG, Alina has worked for a carbon-asset manager, First Climate, in Zurich, focusing on policies related to carbon markets. Before that, as a Programme Officer at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change based in Bonn, she supported international negotiations on post-2012 climate change regime.
Her professional experience also includes work for the Environmental Defence Fund in Washington, DC, focusing on climate policy in economies in transition; for Metroeconomica Ltd on resource abundance and economic growth, and for the Bureau of Economic Analysis, on climate policy in Russia.
Alina has extensive experience in providing advisory and capacity building services to governments, UN organisations and private sector, and in facilitating interministerial and multi-stakeholder dialogues on climate change.
Alina holds a BSc in Geography from Moscow State University, and an MSc and a PhD in Economics and International Development from the University of Bath, focused on factors of effectiveness of international climate change regime.
- Design of the international climate change regime;
- Low emission development strategies in developing countries;
- Climate finance;
- Subnational action around low carbon and green growth.
- Multinational and large national corporations and climate adaptation: are we asking the right questions? A review of current knowledge and a new research perspective
19 May 2016. Alina Averchenkova, Florence Crick, Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Hayley Leck, Swenja Surminski
- And yet it moves. Success stories and drivers of CDM project development in sub-Saharan Africa
19 Jun 2011. Alina Averchenkova
- Institutional Mechanisms to Address the AAU Reserves in a Post-2012 Agreement
19 Jun 2009. Alina Averchenkova
- Multinational corporations and climate adaptation – Are we asking the right questions? A review of current knowledge and a new research perspective
11 Mar 2015
- Beyond the targets: assessing the political credibility of pledges for the Paris Agreement
Policy publications, 1 Feb 2016
- Beyond the targets: assessing the political credibility of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)
Policy publications, 8 Dec 2015
- Taming the beasts of ‘burden-sharing’: an analysis of equitable mitigation actions and approaches to 2030 mitigation pledges
Policy publications, 11 Dec 2014
- Embarking on the low carbon journey: National Mitigation Actions as green growth vehicles in developing nations
Policy publications, 30 Dec 2011
- Financing low carbon investment in developing countries: Public-private partnerships for implementation of NAMAs
Policy publications, 30 Dec 2010
- The outcomes of Copenhagen: The negotiations and the Accord
Policy publications, 30 Mar 2010
- Beyond Paris – the long-term energy outlook
15 Feb 2016
- The Paris deal is done, but how credible are the pledges? (on www.businessgreen.com)
4 Feb 2016
- Climate report calls for strengthening credibility in action plans (on www.financialexpress.com)
1 Feb 2016
- Where do multinationals fit in global efforts to adapt to climate change? (on blogs.lse.ac.uk)
13 Oct 2015