Larissa is a Research Manager supporting E3G’s Clean Economy and Climate Diplomacy teams to accelerate the adoption of efficient, climate-friendly cooling globally. Her role focuses on developing political economy analysis that bridges the actions and goals of the cooling and broader climate action communities.
Larissa collaborates with research and policy advisory organisations in key cooling growth economies to understand the role of cooling in advancing social and economic development goals and develop routes to impact that support a transition to sustainable cooling across sectors. Larissa also supports partners in the diplomacy community to foster international coordination on cooling action that delivers enhanced ambition in the UNFCCC.
Before joining E3G, Larissa worked with the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex supporting research on the impact of policy mixes and institutional transition on the outcomes of sustainable energy and innovation policy. Prior to this, Larissa spent 5 years working with economic and agricultural development projects in East and Southern Africa where she co-founded a systems-minded consulting firm that offered strategic and organisational learning support.
Larissa holds an MSc in Energy Policy from the University of Sussex, where she explored the role of labour in ‘just transition’ policy in Canada. She also holds a BEng in Sustainable and Renewable Energy from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Larissa’s admiration for cooling stems from her love of ice. She spends much of her time in the UK searching for an acceptable curling rink.