Alyssa Gilbert is the Director of Policy and Translation at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment. Alyssa connects relevant research across the university with policy-makers and businesses. Together with the team at Grantham and academics across Imperial, she delivers outputs for those audiences ranging from briefing papers through to workshops and events. She has expanded these outputs to include digital learning through a Massive Open Online Course on Clean Power, and an Art & Science exhibit, amongst other approaches.
Alyssa keeps abreast of developments in climate change and environmental policy in the UK and internationally and shares this information with the Imperial community. This information helps us target our research efforts and impact engagements as effectively as possible.
In preparation for the UK's hosting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Glasgow in November 2021, Alyssa is chairing the COP26 Universities Network, a nation-wide network of academics and professionals working to deliver impact on climate change.
Alyssa is currently a member of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)’s Advisory Netowrk (NAN) Previously, Alyssa was a Member of NERC's Strategic Programme Advisory Committee (SPAG) and a Board Member of the Climate Markets Investments Association (CMIA).
Prior to joining Imperial, Alyssa worked at the specialist energy and climate consultancy Ecofys providing policy design and evaluation services. She covered a range of topics including emissions trading and market-based mechanisms, carbon pricing developments, forestry and REDD , adaptation to climate change and climate finance. She has published a wide range of reports, including the World Bank State and Trends of Carbon Pricing report (2013,2014).
Alyssa has worked on environmental and climate change issues across a range of countries including China, France, Spain Romania, Morocco, the UK and the US. Alyssa has also worked as a researcher for the Deputy Mayor of London and as a journalist on Environmental Policy in Brussels.