Paola Yanguas Parra

Decarbonisation Strategies Team Lead / Climate Policy Analyst


Paola Yanguas Parra

Paola leads modelling and analytical work on the decarbonisation of the energy sector in the context of the Paris Agreement, with emphasis on identifying strategies to phase out coal and other fossil fuels in the power sector. She also contributes to the Climate Action Tracker, analysing the impact of current policies, pledges, targets and NDCs on national emissions.

Before moving to Germany she worked for the Colombian Government in its only public banking Institution as a financial analyst. Paola has work experience in the areas of research, financial analysis, economic studies, and projects assessment.

She holds a Masters in Public Policy, specialising in Policy Analysis, from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Colombia´s National University).


    • Peer reviewed
    • Ten key short-term sectoral benchmarks to limit warming to 1.5°C Takeshi Kuramochi, Niklas Höhne, Michiel Schaeffer, Jasmin Cantzler, Bill Hare, Yvonne Deng, Sebastian Sterl, Markus Hagemann, Marcia Rocha, Paola Andrea Yanguas-Parra, Goher-Ur-Rehman Mir, Lindee Wong, Tarik El- Laboudy, Karlien Wouters, Delphine Deryng & Kornelis Blok, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2017.1397495, (2017)