Alina a Distinguished Policy Fellow and Lead for Governance and Legislation at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Royal Elcano Institute. Her most recent work focuses on the analysis of experiences with climate change governance and legislation around the world and capacity building and advisory to governments and parliaments on the design and implementation of climate and energy policies and laws.
Prior to joining the LSE in 2013, as a Global Director for Climate Change and Carbon at KPMG, Alina led strategic global initiatives on sustainable development, thought leadership and new product development. She provided advisory around low carbon and climate resilient strategies and mobilization of finance in developing countries. Alina also facilitated global collaboration and knowledge sharing across over 150 country advisory teams and represented KPMG in external associations.
In 2008-2010 working for First Climate she was a Member of the Executive Committee of the Project Developer Forum, an association of the developers of mitigation projects in developing countries. She also advised developing country governments on climate policies. In 2005-2008 at the UNFCCC secretariat in Bonn Alina supported the international negotiations on post-2012 regime (i.e. the Bali Action Plan) and worked with the Executive Secretary on interagency cooperation and strategic initiatives.
Alina has extensive experience in providing advisory and capacity building services to governments, international organizations and private sector on climate change strategies, legislation and public-private partnerships. She consults the UN, World Bank, and other organisations. In 2019-2020 she served on the UN Secretary-General’s Task Force on Climate Finance.
With over 50 publications, Alina is a frequent speaker at the high-profile international events, including most recently at the international Inter-Parliamentary Summits; the national Parliaments of Spain, Portugal, UK, Peru and Morocco and the UNFCCC events.
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.