Dr.Paola Andrea Yanguas Parra

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Auf dem Campus 1
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg




Department energy and environmental management
Guest researcher

Additional information

Postal address:

Europa-Universität Flensburg
Energie- und Umweltmanagement
z.H. Paola A. Yanguas Parra
Auf dem Campus 1b
24943 Flensburg




Curriculum vitae

Paola Yanguas-Parra is a PhD student of the CoalExit group at the Technical University of Berlin. Her PhD focuses on international coal markets, their dynamics, and the consequences of these dynamics in countries and regions highly dependent on large-scale coal mining, with emphasis on macroeconomic and fiscal implications, and especially on solutions and strategies for economic and social restructuring. She is Colombian and an economist by training. Prior to her PhD Paola completed a master's degree in public policy and worked for 5 years in a research institute analyzing international and national climate (especially mitigation) and energy policies.


Scientific Articles in Refereed Journals

  • Yanguas-Parra, P. A, Arond, E., Strambo, C., Araujo Vega, J., El ocaso del sector carbón y la necesidad de una transición justa en Colombia: de la negación a la acción. Stockhold Environment Institure Report. Nov 2021.
  • Pardo Becerra, A., Cardoso Diaz, A., Corral Montoya, F., Yanguas-Parra, P. A., Cajamarca, L., Hacia una transición amplia, sostenible y democrática. Heinrich Böll Stiftung. Forthcoming. Chapter 4. (2021)
  • Yanguas-Parra, P. A , Hauenstein,C., Oei, P.Y., The death valley of coal – Modelling COVID-19 recovery scenarios for steam coal markets, Applied Energy, Special Issue COVID-19 impacts on Energy and the Environment,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.116564 (2021)
  • Kriegler, E., Gulde, R., Colell, A., von Hirschhausen, C., Minx, J., Oei, P.Y., Yanguas-Parra, P. A , Phasing out fossil fuels – How to achieve a just transition? – Background paper for the Forum Climate Economics (2020)
  • Colell, A., Kriegler, E., Gulde, R.,  Klepper, G., von Hirschhausen,Yanguas-Parra, P. A , C., Minx, J., Oei, P.Y., Fossil fuel phase-out and just transition. Position Paper, 7th Forum on Climate Economics. (2020)
  • Geiges, A., Nauels, A., Yanguas-Parra, P. A , Andrijevic,M., Hare, B., Scheffer, M., Schleussner, K., Incremental improvements of 2030 targets insufficient to achieve the Paris Agreement goals, Energy System Dynamics, https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-697-2020 (2020)
  • Oei, P.Y., Yanguas-Parra, P. A , Hauenstein,C., COVID-19 - Final Straw or Deathblow for a Global Coal Industry at the Verge of  Collapse, IAEE COVID-19 Special Issue 2020, Issn 1944-3188 (2020)
  • Geiges, A., Yanguas-Parra, P. A, Andrijevic, M., Hare, W., Nauels, A., Pfleiderer, P., Schaeffer, M., and Schleussner, C.-F.: Incremental improvements of 2030 targets insufficient to achieve the Paris Agreement goals., Earth System Dynamics, doi.org/10.5194/esd-2019-54forthcoming.
  • Kuramochi, T./ Höhne, N./ Blok, K. / Schaeffer, M./ Cantzler, J./ Hare, W./ Deng, Y./ Sterl, S./ Hagemann, M./ Rocha, M./ Yanguas-Parra, P. A./ Wong, L. (2017): Ten key short-term sectoral benchmarks to limit warming to 1.5°C, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2017.1397495.

Research studies, policy briefing and reports (selected)

  • Yanguas-Parra, P. A /Ganti, G./Fuentes Hutfilter, U./ Sferra, F./ Nauels, A., Hare, W./ Schaeffer, M. (2019): For climate's sake: coal-free by 2030: Rationale and timing of coal phase-out in Australia under the Paris Agreement. Download-Link.
  • Geiges, A./ Yanguas-Parra, P. A / Fyson, C./ Günther, A./ Hare, W./ Schaeffer, M./ Fuentes Hutfilter, U.(2019): How can Paris Agreement commitments be improved now to close the gap to 1.5°C.
  • Achakulwisut, P./ Kartha, S./ Lazarus, M. / Hare, W./ Yanguas-Parra, P. A./ Schaeffer, M./ Schaeffer, R. (2019): The Production Gap: The discrepancy between countries’ planned fossil fuel production and global production levels consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C or 2°C. Chapters 2 and 4. Download-Link.
  • Yanguas-Parra, P. A / Ganti, G./ Brecha, R./ Hare, W./ Schaeffer, M.(2019): Global and regional coal phase-out requirements of the Paris Agreement: Insights from the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C. Download-Link.
  • Yanguas-Parra, P. A./ Hare, W./ Fuentes Hutfilter, U./ Roming, N.(2019): Evaluating the significance of Australia’s global fossil fuel carbon footprint. Download-Link.
  • Yanguas-Parra, P. A./ Okubo, Y./ Roming, N./ Fuentes Hutfilter, U./ Sferra, F./ Schaeffer, M./ Hare, W. (2018): Science based coal phase-out timeline for Japan - Implications for policymakers and investors. Download-Link.
  • Yanguas-Parra, P. A./ Fuentes Hutfilter, U./ Roming, N./ Zimmer, A./ Sferra, F./ Aboumahboub, T./ Schaeffer, M./ Hare, W.(2018): Science Based Coal Phase-out Pathway For Germany in Line with the Paris Agreement 1.5°C Warming Limit: Opportunities and Benefits of an Accelerated Energy Transition. Download-Link.
  • Steckel, J. C./ Garg, A./ Burton, J./ Friedmann, J./ Jotzo, F./ Luderer, G./ Yanguas-Parra, P. A./ Schaeffer, M. (2017): UNEP Emissions GAP Report 2017- Chapter 5. Download-Link.
  • Hare, B./ Ancygier, A./ De Marez, L./ Yanguas-Parra, P. A. (2017): Facilitating Global Transition: The Role of Nationally Determined Contributions in Meeting the Long-Term Temperature Goal of the Paris Agreement, NDC Partnership Publication. Download-Link.
  • Schaeffer, M./ Ancygier, A./ Hare, W./ Roaming , N./ Yanguas-Parra, P. A./ Deryng, D./ Melkie, M./ Fyson, C. / Höhne, N./ Sterl, S./ Fekete, H./ Deng, Y./ Blok, K./ Petersdorff, C./ Hsu, A./Weinfurter, A./ Rosengarten, C (2017): 2020 The climate turning point. Download-Link.
  • Rocha, M./ Roming, N./ Yanguas-Parra, P. A./ Ancygier, A./ Sferra, F./ Ural, U./ Schaeffer, M./ Hare, W. (2017): A stress test for coal in Europe under the Paris Agreement - Scientific goalposts for a coordinated phase-out and divestment. Download-Link.