Andrea Briones is a Research Assistant on climate change in the Energy and Climate Programme at the Elcano Royal Institute. A professional specialised in climate change adaptation, with a strong background in international negotiations, decentralised cooperation, and policy analysis. She worked at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), providing technical support in two projects financed by the Basque Cooperation Agency, focused on adaptation and coastal risks in Senegal. After a period working on bioeconomy and circular economy at the European Commission, she provided technical support to the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, defending EU priorities at COP28 (matters related to climate adaptation).
Graduate in International Relations from the University of Deusto and the University of Quebec in Montreal. Double master’s degree in European Governance from University College Dublin and Utrecht University, specialising on climate governance.
Research areas: her research spans a spectrum of critical domains, including international relations, multi-level governance and issues related to adaptation and resilience – especially in the EU and Africa.
- Coastal flooding and erosion under climate change: a risk assessment for Dakar (zenodo.org) (with I. Aniel-Quiroga, E. Sainz de Murieta and A. Markanday), BC3 Policy Brief, 2021.
- Coastal climate change adaptation in Dakar: participatory approaches for determining decision-making behaviour, risk and adaptation preferences (with A. Markanday, E. Sainz de Murieta, I. Aniel-Quiroga, I. Losada, A. Toimil and S. Torres), BC3 Policy Brief, 2021.