- Climate Change in Southeast Asia Programme
Regional environmental governance in Southeast Asia, Geopolitics of energy transition in Southeast Asia, European Union's (EU) Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), The ASEAN Power Grid (APG)
Mirza contributes to CCSEAP projects on energy, climate change and natural resource governance in Southeast Asia. He is interested in policy-relevant research on energy transition and climate change in Southeast Asia, the European Union’s (EU) Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and cross-border electricity grids in Asia. He has published in Environmental Research Letters, International Affairs, Energy Policy, Energy Research and Social Science, Geoforum, Water International and the Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics. Mirza’s op-eds have been published by Policy Forum, the East Asia Forum, the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Australian Institute of International Affairs. He contributed to policy reports published by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the United Nations Environment Programme. Mirza is the author of ‘Energy Cooperation in South Asia: Utilizing Natural Resources for Peace and Sustainable Development’, published by Routledge in April 2020.
Prior to ISEAS, Mirza worked at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Academy and the Nanyang Technological University. He also provided consultancy services as an Energy Security Expert to the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (OCEEA), Vienna. Mirza received the 2020-2021 Clean EDGE Asia Fellowship sponsored by the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Bureau of Energy Resources at the U.S. Department of State. He is a Research Fellow at the Earth System Governance Project
Mirza earned his PhD on regional cooperation on energy and the environment from the Sustainable Minerals Institute of the University of Queensland and his Master and Bachelor degrees from Macquarie University and the University of Canberra, respectively.