Dr. Mari Luomi leads a research programme on Energy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development for Emirates Diplomatic Academy. She has also worked as a Researcher for the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, a Post-Doctoral Fellow for Georgetown University’s Centre for International and Regional Studies and as a Research Associate for the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
Dr. Luomi specialises in the politics and political economy of natural resources and the environment. Her works have a particular emphasis on the global governance of climate change, and climate change and energy policy in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. A regular attendant of negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, she has provided independent on-site reporting during intergovernmental negotiations on climate change, and has written hundreds of news stories on multilateral developments in the fields of climate change and sustainable energy policy.
Dr. Luomi’s research publications include a broad range of working and briefing papers, academic journal articles, essays, books and book chapters. She is the co-editor of the volume The Green Economy in the Gulf.
Dr. Luomi holds a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies and has over a decade’s experience in policy-oriented research over various continents.