Paola Andrea Yanguas Parra

Policy Advisor

Paola Yanguas Parra is a policy advisor in IISD’s Energy Program. Her work focuses on a managed phase-out of oil and gas production in line with the Paris Agreement goals, with an emphasis on fossil fuel producers.

Before joining IISD, Paola led the academic coordination of the Transnational Centre for Just Transitions in Energy, Climate & Sustainability. She also conducted research on the public policy implications of the Paris Agreement, with an emphasis on climate change mitigation strategies for Global South countries, Just Energy Transition, and Fossil Fuels Phaseout for Climate Analytics and the FossilExit Research Group.

Paola holds a PhD in economics from Technische Universität Berlin, a master’s degree in public policy from the Hertie School of Governance, and an undergraduate degree in economics from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. In parallel to her role at IISD, Paola works as a postdoctoral researcher in the Sustainability Transitions field at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences School of Engineering. Paola is based in Zürich.

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Areas of expertise
Climate Change Mitigation
Just Transition
Fossil Fuel Phaseout
Staff type
Doctor of Philosophy, Economics, Technische Universität Berlin
Master's Degree, Public Policy, Hertie School of Governance, 2016
Bachelor's Degree, Economics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2012
Languages spoken
English, Spanish, German