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Alaina D. Boyle

Northeastern University
United States
Email: boyle.al [at] northeastern [period/dot] edu

Alaina is a doctoral student concentrating on sustainability and resilience in Northeastern’s school of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. She researches climate policy evaluation with a focus on equity and resilience in the energy and agricultural sectors. Her previous work includes research on evaluating UNDP Nature-based Adaptation initiatives in Latin America and narratives in Puerto Rican climate policy on an NSF grant with Dr. Laura Kuhl. She has additionally written a comparative analysis of Green New Deal proposals with Dr. Jennie C Stephens, research on the evaluation of environmental justice policies at the state and federal level, and a study of the policy diffusion effects of regional climate policy collaboration.

Alaina D. Boyle’s Website.

Publications

Kimmell K, Boyle AD, Si Y, and Sotolongo M. 2021. “A User’s Guide to Environmental Justice: Theory, Policy, and Practice.” Policy Brief. School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University and Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy.

Kuhl L and Boyle AD. 2021. “Nature-based Solutions Valuation Report.” Technical Report. School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University and United Nations Development Programme.

Boyle AD and Kuhl L. 2021. Nature-based Solutions are Job and Livelihood Solutions. Policy Brief. School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University and United Nations Development Programme.

Kuhl L and Boyle AD. 2021. Nature-based Solutions, Market Resilience, and Food Sovereignty. Policy Brief. School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University and United Nations Development Programme.

NESP. 2020. National Standard Practice Manual for Benefit-Cost Assessment of Distributed Energy Resources. E4TheFuture. Coordinated and edited by J Michals and AD Boyle.

WOUGNET. 2015. Final Report for the GEKS Uganda National Assessment. Gender Equality in Knowledge Society Research 2015.

Media Coverage

Alaina D Boyle and Dr. Laura Kuhl’s research on the impacts of Nature-based Solutions as related to UNDP Latin America and Caribbean climate and biodiversity efforts. “Latin America and the Caribbean Accelerate Climate Action”. UNDP Climate. 7 May 2021.

UN assists Latin America and Caribbean nations to accelerate climate action,” Simire M. EnviroNews Nigeria. May 10, 2021.