Dr. Rocio A Diaz-Chavez is the Deputy Director for Research and Energy and Climate Change Programme Leader at the Stockholm Environment Institute Africa Centre. She is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Environmental Policy of Imperial College London where she was based since 2004 and MSc tutor for the Distance learning MSc of the Centre for Development, Environment and Policy at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies).
Dr Diaz-Chavez has extensive work and academic experience in sustainability assessment and environmental management tools and methodologies. Her research area focus on the sustainability assessment and deployment of bioeconomy, land use and natural resources and the synergies with energy and other SDGs. She has participated and coordinated different EU funded projects and worked in different consultancy work for the European Commission as well as in other regions in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She forms part of the FAO and UK experts group for indicators development for the Global Bioenergy Partnership. She acted as Chair of the Social Group while developing the Bioenergy Standard for the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). She has been the co-chair of the International Energy Agency for the UK Task 40 (Biomass trading). She received the SCOPE 2010 Young Scientist Award in Environmental Management for her work on indicators and standards.
Session: Africa’s Low Carbon Circular Economy
Date: 27 March 2018