Jose Maria Valenzuela works on global and comparative studies on decarbonisation and the governance of technological change.
He is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) working on carbon removal governance. He is also an active member of the Oxford Scenarios Programme and the Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy, and the Oxford Martin Programme on Post Carbon Transition. He has most recently conducted comparative research in Europe, China, and Latin American electricity markets and the role of experts in increasing regulatory capacity.
He holds a DPhil in Public Policy from the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, and trained as an international politics scholar at El Colegio de Mexico, the University of Chicago, and Tsinghua University. Between 2011 and 2017, he worked for Mexico's Department of Energy and WWF Mexico on climate and renewable energy policy; and worked as a consultant to UNIDO, UNEP, and the US-National Renewable Energy Lab on institutional design for low carbon transitions in energy and industry.