Deborah is the head of Climate Policy Analysis team and serves on Climate Analytics’ executive team. Her work includes assessing the ambition of GHG emissions reduction targets and policies by countries.
Prior to joining Climate Analytics, she worked for the South African government, leading a team responsible for the development and implementation of climate change mitigation policies.
Deborah holds an MSc in Environmental Management and a Master of Business Leadership, from the University of Johannesburg and Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL), respectively.
- Ramping up energy storage: lessons for the EU
- Critical and strategic materials: potential bottlenecks and the EU perspective
- Renewable energy transition in sub-Saharan Africa
- Massive gas expansion risks overtaking positive climate policies
- National 1.5°C compatible emissions pathways and consistent power sector benchmarks in Africa
- An assessment of the adequacy of the mitigation measures and targets of the respondent states in Duarte Agostinho v Portugal and 32 other states
- Advancing multilateral cooperation on climate action
- Glasgow’s 2030 credibility gap: net zero’s lip service to climate action
- 1.5°C Pathways for Europe: Achieving the highest plausible climate ambition
- Global Update: Climate target updates slow as science demands action
- Employment opportunities from a coal-to-renewables transition in South Korea
- Assessing the health benefits of a Paris-aligned coal phase out for South Korea
- CAT Global Update: Climate Summit Momentum
- National 1.5°C Compatible Emissions Pathways and Consistent Power Sector Benchmarks: Indonesia, Viet Nam, Philippines, India and Japan
- Global update: Paris Agreement Turning Point
- The Climate Transparency Report 2020
- Transitioning towards a zero-carbon society: science-based emissions reduction pathways for South Korea under the Paris Agreement
- A government roadmap for addressing the climate and post COVID-19 economic crises
- Transitioning towards a coal-free society: science based coal phase-out pathway for South Korea under the Paris Agreement
Gas is casting a long shadow over green development in Africa
Despite having 60% of the world’s solar resources the continent has less than 2% of the world’s investment in renewable energy. At COP27, there were calls to expand African gas, risking locking in high emissions, burdening their economies with stranded assets, and potentially losing out on major economic opportunities to invest in renewable energy and green hydrogen.