Flavia Guerra

Flávia Guerra

Associate Academic Officer

PhD, Energy Law and Policy, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, University of Hull, UK
MSc, Ecology and Environmental Management, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
BSc, Biology (Environment), Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
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Flávia Guerra is an Associate Academic Officer on the Transformative Urban Coalitions (TUC) project which is aimed at fostering systemic sustainability transformations in Latin American cities. She holds a PhD in Energy Law and Policy.

In her research, Dr. Guerra currently focuses on developing methodologies and tools to drive socially just zero carbon cities, with an emphasis on participatory governance and social innovation processes in urban labs to shift individual and collective mindsets and narratives towards urban sustainability transformation. Dr. Guerra has multidisciplinary knowledge on issues related to the energy transition and has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and technical reports analysing the main political, institutional and policy drivers and barriers to climate mitigation options, focusing on renewable energy deployment. Her areas of expertise include polycentric and multilevel governance, the offshore wind and ocean energy sectors and decarbonization pathways for urban transport systems. Prior to joining UNU-EHS, she held positions at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands), the European Fisheries Control Agency (Vigo, Spain) and REN21 (Paris, France).