Rocio A. Diaz-Chavez is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Environmental Policy of Imperial College London and MSc tutor for the Distance learning MSc of the Centre for Development, Environment and Policy at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies).
She has extensive work and academic experience in sustainability assessment and environmental management tools and methodologies. She has participated and coordinated different EU-funded projects (CARENSA, BEST, COMPETE, Global-Bio-Pact, AfriCan Climate, BIOCORE) and worked in different consultancy projects for the European Commission and in other regions in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Since 2011 she has been the Co-Chair of the Social Group developing the Bioenergy Standard for the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). She is also the co-chair of the IEA Task 40 (Biomass trading) for the UK and co-chair of the energy section of the International Association of Impact Assessment.