ACEF Speaker

Laura Williamson

Director: Membership and Institutional Partnerships,

Laura E. WILLIAMSON is responsible for directing the membership and institutional partnerships work at REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network of the 21st Century. Previously she led REN21’s outreach and communication work, anchoring the organisation’s work in the renewable energy sphere. From 2008 to 2013, Laura was the Project Director for HELIO International, an international think-tank developing renewable energy solutions. She began her career as Programme Manager Officer with the United Nations Environment Programme, leading on industry and sustainability issues. Over her career, Laura has co-authored numerous reports on the sustainability of energy systems and the contribution of renewables to increased climate resilience. She holds degrees from the University of Chicago and Tufts University and has more than 20 years of experience, working at the interface of environment, climate and energy.


  • Spotlight Session: Asia and the Polycrisis – How the Region is Responding with Renewables