Laura is a Risk Analyst at Acclimatise
Laura leads the Acclimatise team working on climate resilient supply chains and has a very active role in business development for Latin America. She has supported the development and dissemination of the Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation TooL (CCORAL), a CDKN-funded Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre project designed to mainstream climate change in high level decision-making. She has also recently been involved in framing institutional capacity-building initiatives for Small Island Developing States in the Indian Ocean. Additionally, Laura has been actively engaged working on private sector projects, including the development of concept notes for leveraging private sector engagement in adaptation in Saint Lucia and the Caribbean region and assessing climate risks to small and medium enterprises in Mexico.
Before joining Acclimatise, Laura worked for the French Red Cross in 2012 developing of a novel participatory GIS (PGIS) tool for vulnerability mapping. In parallel, she worked for the Inter-American Development Bank as reviewer of the IDB Climate Friendly Education package for Latin American public schools. She is experienced in dealing with climate adaptation issues, having worked as a researcher for the Australia National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility and the South East Queensland Climate Adaptation Research Initiative. She has a Bachelor degree in Marine Science (major with Honors first class in Coastal Management) and an MSc in Environmental Change and Management with Distinction from the University of Oxford.
Laura is bilingual in Spanish and Italian, fully fluent in English and French and has an intermediate Portuguese level and basic Russian. She has been invited to speak at plenary sessions at several international adaptation conferences to discuss climate change challenges.