Trustee of The Asia Foundation
A climate resilience and sustainability scientist, Lau currently serves as the climate resilience coordinator at the Manila Observatory, where she works closely with local governments and civil society organizations across the Philippines to support their climate and disaster risk management and adaptation planning efforts. At the regional and international level, she also volunteers her time at the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP Academy Support Unit manager), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Working Group I (6th Assessment Report contributing author and chapter scientist), Future Earth Coasts (Fellow), and Southeast Asia Science Advisory Network (working group member).
Lau is passionate about engaging vulnerable communities in understanding climate risks and designing possible solutions, building on existing adaptive capacities, and creating hope for the future through climate action and justice.
Education: Lau earned her doctoral degree in Sustainability Science at the University of Tokyo, where she studied climate change adaptation in small island communities