Committed Against Climate Change

Laura Merrill

GSI Manager and Senior Policy Advisor

International Institute for Sustainable Development

Laura works on the social and environmental impacts of fossil-fuel subsidies, pricing and their reform. She is an economist with expertise in energy policy. She manages the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and works alongside the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform as well as supporting country work in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, and Nigeria. She leads on fossil fuel subsidies and the link to climate change and gender impacts. Previously based in East Africa, she worked for Oxfam as a regional coordinator on trade and economic justice. Laura has also worked as an advisor for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. She holds an MBA (Université de Genève), MProf (Sustainable Development). Recent publications include contribution towards Fossil Fuel Subsidies and the Global Climate Regime (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and Making the Switch: From fossil fuel subsidies to sustainable energy (Nordic Council of Ministers, 2017).