Imperial College London

Renee van Diemen

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Senior Scientist



+44 (0)20 7594 1037renee.van-diemen14




405Weeks BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I work as a Senior Scientist at the Working Group III Technical Support Unit of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Working Group III covers the mitigation of climate change, i.e. methods for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and enhancing atmospheric sinks.

I support the delivery of Working Group III's contribution to the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report. I also supported the delivery of IPCC Special Reports, particularly the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C, and the Special Report on Climate Change and Land.

My research interests focus on energy innovation, policy and climate change mitigation. I also supervise MSc theses at Imperial College, and deliver lectures and seminars on climate change mitigation policies at Imperial's Centre for Environmental Policy. I'm particularly interested in interdisciplinary research aimed at mitigating climate change. 

Previously, I worked at the Research Councils UK Energy Strategy Fellowship. A book based on the research programme, Energy Innovation for the 21st century: Accelerating the Energy Revolution, was published in September 2019 by Edward Elgar. 

I hold an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, where I specialised in energy policy. I studied Mandarin Chinese at Fudan University in Shanghai, and hold a BA in International Relations and Economics from Loughborough University. 



Boyd D, Pathak M, van Diemen R, et al., 2022, Mitigation co-benefits of climate change adaptation: a case-study analysis of eight cities, Sustainable Cities and Society, Vol:77, ISSN:2210-6707, Pages:1-11

Skea J, van Diemen R, Portugal-Pereira J, et al., 2021, Outlooks, explorations and normative scenarios: approaches to global energy futures compared, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol:168, ISSN:0040-1625


Skea J, van Diemen R, Hannon M, et al., 2019, Energy Innovation for the Twenty-First Century: Accelerating the Energy Revolution, Edward Elgar, ISBN:978 1 78811 261 1

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