Lara Lázaro Touza

Senior Analyst
28 articles published

Lara Lázaro is Senior Analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute and Lecturer in Economic Theory at Cardenal Cisneros University College in Madrid. She holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), an MSc in Environmental Assessment and Evaluation from the LSE, and a BSc in Economics from Madrid’s Universidad Autónoma (UAM). She was analyst for the Elcano’s Energy and Climate Change Programme (2009-2011), and prior to this she was appointed Postdoctoral Fellow at the LSE and worked for Bloomberg. As a consultant she has worked for Abengoa Research in its ‘Energy Transition and Climate Change’ Project and for Repsol’s Technology Centre on a project envisioned to develop a decision-support system to help optimise the company’s future energy technology portfolio. She also was the Director of the Master in Environmental Management at IE University where she lectured on Environmental Policy and Decision-Making. She has participated in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on energy and climate change in 2011. In July 2015 she was appointed member of the Spanish Chapter of the Club of Rome.

Research areas: climate change, oils spills and stated preference techniques.

Selected publications: Lázaro Touza, L.E. and Lt. Col. Air Force Ángel Gómez de Ágreda (forthcoming), El ‘Medio Ambiente y los Fenómenos Naturales: el cambio climático’ in La Geopolítica Líquida del S. XXI. Centro Superior de Estudios de la Defensa (CESEDEN). Lázaro Touza, L. E. and Zoghby, M. (2014), Climate risks: theory, data and the global governance of climate changeIn García Pérez, R. and Rodrigues, T. and de Sousa Ferreira, S. (eds.) Globalisation and SecurityAn Overview, pp.95-126. Nova Science Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-63463-075-7. Lázaro-Touza, L. E. and Atkinson, G. (2013), Nature, roads or hospitals? An empirical evaluation of ‘sustainable development preferences’. Ecological Economics. 95: 63–72. Lázaro-Touza, L. E. and López-Gunn, E. (2012), Climate change policies: mitigation and adaptation at the local level. The example of the city of Madrid (Spain) in Tortora, M. (ed.), Sustainable Systems and Energy Management at the Regional Level: Comparative Approaches. pp: 261 – 287. IGI-Global. ISBN 978-1-61350-344-7. Ronza.  A.; Lázaro-Touza, L.; Carol, S. and Casal, J. (2009). Economic valuation of damages originated by major accidents in seaports. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. Volume 22, Issue 5, September 2009: 639-648.


  • Workshop ‘The reform of the European electricity market’ (2024)
  • Annual Event of the Spanish Committee of the World Energy Council (CECME)“Energy and climate futures: Green industrial policies in a fragmented world” (2023)
  • Spanish Pre-Presidency Conference (2023)
  • Presentation of the Elcano Policy Paper “España en el mundo en 2023: perspectivas y desafíos” (2023)
  • COP27 side event “Climate governance towards Net Zero and resilience: strengthening cooperation between Latin America and Spain in the current context” (2022)
  • Seminar ‘Policies for climate change in Europe and Latin America: ¿is cooperation possible?’ (2022)
  • Webinar “Republic of Korea-Spain Cooperation for Supporting Latin America’s Digitalization and Green Economy” (2022)

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