Laurence L DELINA

Ph.D. (2016) , University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia)
Assistant Professor, Division of Environment and Sustainability

Tel: (852) 3469 2555
Fax: (852) 2335 9317
Office: Room 4357 (lifts 13/15)

Research Interests
  • Accelerating just energy transitions
  • International development, particularly Southeast Asia
  • ​Mobilization for climate action
  • Rapid mitigation to global climate change
  • Delina, L. (2023). Covid and Climate Emergencies in the Majority World: Confronting Cascading Crises in the Age of Consequences. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jens Marquardt, Delina, L., and Mattijs Smits (eds.) (2022). Climate Governance in Southeast Asia: Critical Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
  • Delina, LL (2019). Emancipatory Climate Actions: Strategies from Histories. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Delina, LL (2018). Climate Actions: Transformative Mechanisms for Effective Social Mobilisations. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • ​Delina, LL (2017). Accelerating Sustainable Energy Transition(s) in Developing Countries: The Challenges of Climate Change and Sustainable Development. New York: Routledge.
  • Delina, LL (2016). Strategies for Rapid Climate Mitigation: War Mobilisation as Model for Action? Abingdon, New York: Routledge.
Journal Articles
  • Olivia Anne Perez, Delina, L., and Benjamin Steuer (2024). Behavioural responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and their implications for Sustainable Development Goals in Hong Kong. Cities & Health (Accepted)
  • Delina, L., Jon Gaviola and Homer Pagkalinawan (2024). Unveiling the climate-conflict nexus: Examining the influence of weather extremes on conflict emergence in the Philippine Bangsamoro. Environment and Security (Accepted)
  • Delina, L., Chloe Chan and Timothy Joseph Henares (2024). A dataset on two decades of Japan’s energy investments in Southeast Asian countries. Data in Brief, 52:109818. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2023.109818
  • Eireka Meregillano and Delina, L. (2023). Stronger typhoons, weaker electricity systems? A review of the impacts of extreme weather events on coastal communities and strategies for electric system resilience. The Electricity Journal, 36:107339. doi:10.1016/j.tej.2023.107339
  • Delina, L., Nicolo Paolo Ludovice, Jon Gaviola and Rufa Cagoco-Guiam (2023). Living with climate and state fragility in a “chaotic paradise:” securitizing livelihoods in the Philippines’ Cotabato River Basin. Climate Risk Management, 42:100558. doi:10.1016/j.crm.2023.100558 
  • Michael Castro, Delina, L., Eugene Esparcia Jr. and Joey Ocon. (2023). Storm hardening and insuring energy systems in typhoon-prone regions: A technoeconomic analysis of hybrid renewable energy systems in the Philippines’ Busuanga island cluster. Energy Strategy Reviews, 50:101188. doi:10.1016/j.esr.2023.101188 
  • Nicolo Paolo Ludovice and Delina, L. (2023). From concessions to competition: A journey through the evolution of the Philippine electric grid system, 1892–2021. The Electricity Journal, 36(7):107319. doi:10.1016/j.tej.2023.107319
  • Xinyi Wang, Delina, L., and Kira Matus. (2023). Living with energy poverty: Uncovering older people’s fuel choices in urban China. Energy Research & Social Science 104:103247 doi:10.1016/j.erss.2023.z
  • Delina, L., Olivia Anne Perez, Sanny Boy Afable, and Benjamin Steuer. (2023). Do global public health crises change people’s behaviors towards sustainability? Evidence of the COVID-19 and sustainability nexus from Hong Kong. Cleaner and Responsible Consumption 10:100132  doi:10.1016/j.clrc.2023.100132. 
  • Chan, Chloe and Delina, L. (2023). Energy poverty and beyond: The state, contexts, and trajectories of energy poverty studies in Asia. Energy Research & Social Science 102:103168 doi:10.1016/j.erss.2023.103168
  • Delina, L.., Rainbow Yi Hung Lam, Wing Shun Tang, and Ka Ying Wong. (2023). Mapping the actor landscape of a future fintech-funded renewable energy ecosystem in Hong Kong. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences doi:10.1007/s13412-023-00839-4 
  • Delina, L.. (2023). Fintech RE in a global finance centre: Expert perceptions of the benefits of and challenges to digital financing of distributed and decentralised renewables in Hong Kong, Energy Research & Social Science 97:102997 doi:10.1016/j.erss.2023.102997 
  • Delina, L.., Rainbow Yi Hung Lam, Wing Shun Tang, and Ka Ying Wong. (2022). Hong Kong’s “future” energy transition-digitalization-financialization triangle: Actors and impacts. Science Talks 4:100082 doi:10.1016/j.sctalk.2022.100082
  • Ginbert P. Cuaton, and Delina, L.. (2022). Two decades of rice research in Indonesia  and the Philippines: A systematic review and research agenda for the social sciences. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 9:372 doi:10.1057/s41599-022-01394-z
  • Timothy Joseph G. Henares, and Delina, L.. (2022). Beyond the narratives of trade and domination: How ecology, connectivity, and history shape Chinese investments in foreign electricity grids, Energy Research & Social Science 93:102823 doi:10.1016/j.erss.2022.102823
  • Michael T. Castro, Jethro Daniel A. Pascasio, Delina, L., Paul Heherson M. Balite, and Joey D. Ocon. (2022). Techno-economic and financial analyses of hybrid renewable energy system microgrids in 634 Philippine off-grid islands: Policy implications on public subsidies and private investments, Energy 257:124599 doi:10.1016/
  • Benjamin K. Sovacool, John Axsen, Delina, L., Hilary Schaffer Boudet, Varun Rai, Roman Sidortsov, Sefa Awaworyi Churchill, Kirstin E.H. Jenkins, and Ray Galvin. (2022). Towards codes of practice for navigating academic peer review process, Energy Research & Social Science 89:102657 doi:10.1016/j.erss.2022.102675
  • Delina, L. (2022). Harnessing Hong Kong’s wind power: Generation potential, deployment plans, and ecological implications, The Electricity Journal 35:107139 doi:10.1016/j.tej.2022.107139
  • Delina, L. (2022). Moving people from the balcony to the trenches: time to adopt “climatage” in climate activism?, Energy Research & Social Science 90:102586 doi:10.1016/j.erss.2022.102586
  • Delina, L. (2022). Coal development and its discontents: Modes, strategies, and tactics of a localized, yet networked, anti-coal mobilization in central Philippines, The Extractive Industries and Society doi:10.1016/j.exis.2022.101043
  • Delina, L. (2022). Co-producing just energy transition in rural communities: Sociotechnical innovation and sustainable development in the Thailand-Myanmar border, Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability 27(1):16-31 doi:10.1080/13549839.2021.1997964 
  • Delina, L. (2021) Southeast Asian expert perceptions of solar radiation management techniques and carbon dioxide removal approaches: caution, ambivalence, risk precaution, and research directions, Environmental Research Communications doi:10.1088/2515-7620/ac3dc1
  • Delina, L. (2021). Co-producing just energy transition in rural communities: Sociotechnical innovation and sustainable development in the Thailand-Myanmar border, Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability doi:10.1080/13549839.2021.1997964 
  • Delina, L. (2021) Committing to coal? Scripts, sociotechnical imaginaries, and the resurgence of a coal regime in the Philippines, Energy Research & Social Science 81:102558 doi:10.1016/j.esr.2021.102558 
  • Delina, L., Josephine Dionisio, Jergil Gyle Gavieres, and Joey Ocon (2021) Challenges and policy options for harnessing renewable energy-based social networks for renewable energy electrification of small off-grid islands, Philippine Journal of Public Policy: Interdisciplinary Development Perspectives vol. 2021:169-180 doi:10.54096/FRDJ1575 ​
  • Kristiana Santos and Delina, L. (2021) Soaring sustainably: Promoting the uptake of sustainable aviation fuels during and post-pandemic, Energy Research & Social Science 77:102074. doi:10.1016/j.esr.2021.102074 
  • Jens Marquardt and Delina, L. (2021). Making time, making politics: Problematizing temporality in energy and climate studies, Energy Research & Social Science 76:102073. doi:10.1016/j.esr.2021.102073 
  • Delina, L. (2021) Participation in non-democracies: Rural Thailand as a site of energy democracy. In Andrea Feldpaush-Parker, Tarla Rai Peterson, and Danielle Endres (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Energy Democracy, New York: Routledge. In press. 
  • Delina, L. (2021) Promises and pitfalls of China-Southeast Asia energy connectivity, Energy Strategy Reviews 33:100574. doi:10.1016/j.esr.2020.100574 
  • Delina, L. (2021) Topographies of coal mining dissent: Power, politics and protests in southern Philippines, World Development, 137:105194. doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.105194 
  • Delina, L. (2021) Mobilising in a climate shock: Geoengineering or accelerated energy transitions? In J.P. Sapinski, Holly Jean Buck, and Andreas Malm (Eds.), Has It Come To This? Promises and Perils of Geoengineering on the Brink, Rutgers: Rutgers University Press. 
  • Delina, L. (2020) Government leadership and social mobilisation for crises planning: From wartime mobilisation to pandemic response to climate action, Academia Letters, Article 22. 
  • Delina, L. (2020) Potentials and critiques of building a Southeast Asian interdisciplinary knowledge community on critical geoengineering studies, Climatic Change, 163(2): 973-987. 
  • Delina, L., Joey Ocon and Eugene Esparcia Jr. (2020) What makes energy systems in climate-vulnerable islands resilient? Insights from the Philippines and Thailand, Energy Research and Social Science, 69: 10173. doi:10.1016/j.erss.2020.10173 
  • Delina, L.L. (2020) Climate mobilizations and democracy: The promise of community energy transitions in a deliberative system. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 22:30-42. doi:10.1080/1523908X.2018.1525287.
  • Delina, L.L. (2020) Indigenous environmental defenders and the legacy of Macli-ing Dulag: Anti-dam dissent, assassinations, and protests in the making of Philippine energyscape, Energy Research & Social Science 65:101463. doi:10.1016/j.erss.2020.101463
  • Delina, L.L. (2020) A rural energy collaboratory: Co-production in Thailand’s community energy experiments, Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 10: 83-90. doi:10.1007/s13412-019-00572-x.
  • Delina, LL (2019) ICTs for delivering climate-development strategies: an informational governance framework for local climate-development organizations, Climate and Development, DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2019.1671784
  • ​Sander Chan… Delina, LL, et al. (2019). Promises and risks of nonstate action in climate and sustainability governance, WIREs Climate Change, e572. 
  • Jens Marquardt and Delina, LL (2019). Reimagining energy futures: Contributions from community sustainable energy initiatives in the Philippines and Thailand, Energy Research and Social Science 49: 91-102.
  • Delina, LL (2018), Climate mobilizations and democracy: The promise of community energy transitions in a deliberative system. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. 1-13.
  • Delina, LL and Benjamin K. Sovacool (2018). Of temporality and plurality: An epistemic and governance agenda for accelerating just transitions for energy access and sustainable development. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 34: 1-6.
  • Delina, LL (2018). Energy democracy in a continuum: The remaking of public engagement on energy transitions in Thailand. Energy Research and Social Science 42: 53-60.
  • Delina, LL and Rufa Cagoco-Guiam (2018). Extreme weather event-social conflict nexus in the Philippines. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 13: 90-95.
  • Delina, LL (2018). Can energy democracy thrive in a non-democracy? Frontiers in Environmental Science 6:5.
  • Delina, LL and Anthony Janetos (2018). Cosmopolitan, dynamic and contested energy futures: Navigating the pluralities and polarities of the energy systems of tomorrow. Energy Research and Social Science 35: 1-10.
  • Delina, LL (2018). Whose and what futures? Navigating the contested coproduction of Thailand’s energy sociotechnical imaginaries. Energy Research and Social Science 35: 48-56.
  • Delina, LL (2017). Multilateral development banking in a fragmented climate finance system: Shifting allocation priorities at Asian Development Bank. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 17(1): 73-88.
  • Delina, LL and Mark Diesendorf (2016). Strengthening the climate action movement: Strategies from contemporary social action campaigns. Interface 8(1): 117-141.