Clara Rabelo Caiafa Pereira
  • Source: Scopus

Content available in repository

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research profile

Clara is a multidisciplinary researcher at the School of Innovation Sciences. She has an academic background in international relations, economics of innovation, development economics and international development finance.

Clara is currently pursuing a PhD degree with a focus on economic impacts of the energy transition in developing countries. Her research relates to topics like energy policy and planning, green industrial policy, smart specialization, technology transfer, and climate policy. 

She was Chapter Scientist and Contributing Author to the chapter on "Innovation, Technology Development and Transfer" of the Sixth Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernamental Pannel on Climate Change (IPCC) on climate change mitigation.

Before joining TU/e, she worked as a Junior Researcher in the group Macroeconomics & Innovation from the Department of Economics at PUC Minas, Brazil, and received a research scholarship from the Minas Gerais Research Support Foundation (FAPEMIG) to conduct research on the economic cooperation between China and Latin America. She also worked as a Research Assistant at the Center for Research on Peace and Development at KU Leuven (Belgium). 


Before joining academia, Clara had work experience in the private sector and international organizations. In Brazil, she worked as a Business Development Specialist at the Brazil-China Chamber of Business. After her Masters, she worked as a Junior Policy Advisor for the World Health Organization office at the European Union in Brussels. She joined the energy sector when she worked at the Commercial Regulated Department from Fluxys, the Belgian gas transmission system operator (TSO).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Political science, Master, KU Leuven

Award Date: 13 Sep 2019


External positions

Chapter Scientist, Intergovernamental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

1 Sep 2020 → …


Dive into the research topics where Clara Rabelo Caiafa Pereira is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles
  • Innovation, technology development and transfer

    Blanco, G., de Coninck, H. C., Agbemabiese, L., Diagne, E. H. M., Anadon, L. D., Lim, Y. S., Pengue, W. A., Sagar, A., Sugiyama, T., Tanaka, K., Verdolini, E., Witajewski-Baltvilks, J., Reis, L. A., Babiker, M., Bai, X., Bekkers, R. N. A., Bertoldi, P., Burch, S., Cabeza, L. F., Caiafa, C. & 27 others, Cohen, B., Creutzig, F., Figueroa Meza, M. J., Galeazzi, C., Geels, F., Grubb, M., Halsnæs, K., Jupesta, J., Kilkiş, Ş., Koenig, M., Köhler, J., Malhotra, A., Masanet, E., McDowall, W., Milojevic-Dupont, N., Mitchell, C., Nemet, G., Nilsson, L. J., Patt, A., Roy, J., Safarzynska, K., Saheb, Y., Sharifi, A., Surana, K., van Aalst, M., van Diemen, R. & Winkler, H., 4 Apr 2022, (Accepted/In press) IPCC, 2022: Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change. Contribution of Working Group III to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Shukla, P. R., Skea, J., Al Khourdajie, A., van Diemen, R., McCollum, D., Pathak, M., Some, S., Vyas, P., Fradera, R., Belkacemi, M., Hasija, A., Lisboa, G., Luz, S. & Malley, J. (eds.). Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, p. 2674-2814 140 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
    37 Downloads (Pure)