Mrs Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen

Research Student

Sarah has over 10 years’ experience as an energy professional, focusing on: renewable energy technologies, energy access, development and humanitarian policy, economic development and markets - including climate change, disaster risk response, resilience, preparedness, and social protection for marginalised communities.

Sarah has lived and worked in Kenya and India, and undertaken mini-grid and solar energy assessments in Bangladesh, Nepal, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Jordan. Sarah has worked for the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Grantham Institute for climate Change at Imperial College London. Working broadly across the climate and energy sectors she has also held previous positions with the Climate Policy Initiative based at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the Electricity Policy Research Group at the University of Cambridge.

Sarah is undertaking her DPhil on renewable energy for refugees and humanitarian energy policy.

In the media
Refugees and renewable energy: the nature of refugee demand for sustainable energy in humanitarian...

Journal articles and special issues

Rosenberg-Jansen, Sarah (with K Neuhoff) (2009) 'Understanding the roles of policy targets in national and international governance', Climate Policy 9 (5)


Rosenberg-Jansen, Sarah (with N Hirst) (2013) 'Research Impact Case Study: Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London', Report submitted to the Higher Education Funding Council for England
Rosenberg-Jansen, Sarah (with K Neuhoff, S Cooper, T Laing, A Rysanek ) (2009) 'Indicator Choices and Tradeoffs: Facilitating the Success of International Climate Policies and Projects', Climate Strategies Report


27 April, 2017
Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen wins 2017 Frederick Soddy postgraduate award
20 Dec, 2019
'Inclusive energy solutions in refugee camps'. DPhil Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen writes for Nature Energy
03 Apr, 2013
'Cutting climate change education is a mistake, says Imperial researcher'. Sarah Lester writes for Imperial College London blog
19 Mar, 2013
'Why it's a mistake to trim climate change from the curriculum'. Sarah Lester writes for the Independent
29 Jun, 2012
'Animated debate between academics contributes to rigorous research on climate change'. Neil Hirst and Sarah Lester write for LSE Policy Blog
Research interests:

Renewable energy; refugee studies; forced migration; sustainable energy for development.