Isabella joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in September 2015. She is primarily responsible for providing policy-related research assistance to Professor Stern. She is also a Policy Analyst within the Institute’s policy team, working on projects relating to international climate cooperation and other climate policy relevant topics.
Isabella has been involved in the energy and climate change sector since 2009, working on climate policy, energy efficiency and green growth. She has several years’ experience in applied policy research and evaluation, working on UK government, industry and European Commission projects.
Her expertise includes: governance and economics of climate change; public and private financing of low-carbon technologies; market development; and understanding how consumers engage with energy technologies. She is familiar with energy supply chains and a variety of energy technologies and business models to aid deployment and uptake across domestic households.
Prior to joining the Grantham Research Institute, she worked for global policy consulting firm ICF International in their climate policy team where she advised the UK government and European Commission on energy and climate policy. Here, she helped i.e. evaluate the UK’s Green Deal scheme, a multi-million programme to incentivise take-up of energy efficiency measures in households, provided research and analysis on assessing the effectiveness of the European Emissions Trading Scheme and options to reform it, European and global climate and energy policy developments until 2030 as well as competitiveness and employment impacts of energy efficiency and renewable investments.
Her professional experience also includes work for the Smart Cities Energy Group at Hitachi Europe, the German Development Agency (GIZ) on reducing emissions from land-transport in developing countries, research work for The Energy and Resources Institute in New Delhi, India.
Isabella holds an MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin, Germany.
- Clean development, especially in developing and transitioning economies
- Shifting from carbon lock-in in industry and economy to clean ways of consuming and producing
- Design of effective and efficient climate policy instruments
Publications produced prior to joining the Institute
Study on the competitiveness of the EU Renewable Energy industry
Lonsdale, J., Neuweg, I., Naran, S. European Commission, 2014.
Review of data and methodologies used in the calculation of UK emissions from F-Gases
Mathis, P., Scarbrough, T., Knoell, K., Acharya, B., Harris, D., Wagner, M., and Neuweg, I.
Final Report to the Department of Energy and Climate Change. ICF International, 2014.
Financing the energy renovation of buildings with Cohesion Policy funding
Paulou, J., Lonsdale, J., Jamieson, M., Neuweg, I., Trucco, P., Maio, P., Blom, M., Warringa, G., Final Report to the European Commission DG Energy, 2014.
Formulating NAMAs in the Transport Sector – Kick-Starting Action
Dalkmann, H., Bongardt, D., Sakamoto, K., Neuweg, I. and Avery, K. Global Transport Knowledge Partnership, 2010.