"The G7 calls for Zero Emission Transport: Five Key Insights" (June 2022) 

UNFCCC Race To Zero

"COP26 Energizes the Shift to Clean Electric Transport" with R. Fisher & A. Eggert. ClimateWorks (Nov 2021)

Reproduced by UNFCCC Race To Zero


"Five Ways Europe’s New Climate Proposal Can Transform Electric Transportation" ClimateWorks Blog (August 2021)

"School buses are hurting our kids — here's how we change that" The Hill (with E. Myers & C. Sexton) (April 2021)

"The Drive Electric Campaign: 100% electric road transportation for the world" (with Anthony Eggert) March 2021. ClimateWorks blog. 

"Against all odds, the race to zero emission vehicles is on. Here’s why" UNFCCC Race To Zero" (March 2021)

"Why we are close to mainstream EVs than you think" ITO Portal (with E. Lagarrighe) (March 2021)

"The Race to Zero Emissions Vehicles Is On"  COP26 UK official site (LinkedIn) (Nov 2020)

"Electrifying Mobility Benefits Our Health and Climate" Enel.com (Oct 2020)

"The Internal Combustion Bust"  Project Syndicate. Green Recovery Special Edition (Sept 2020)

 "Una COP de Asimetrías" El País  (printed edition)  (Dec 2019) 

(A COP of Asymmetries)

 The Latest Climate Science Must Mobilize Us, not Paralyze Us  Project Syndicate (Oct 2018)

(Monica Araya & Carlos Manuel Rodriguez)

Translated into 9 languages, re-published by Les Echos,  France, Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation,  USA, The New Times, Rwanda, Busiweek, Uganda, Daily Star, Lebanon, Redaccion, Argentina. New Europe, Ejinsight.com

Electric Mobility: Developments in Latin America and the Caribbean (2018)
Opportunities for regional collaboration (Gustavo Munoz, Esteban Bermudez, and Monica Araya)

Published by U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP).

Grandes Avances, Grandes Brechas, (2018)

Invited as special guest editor at La República on Women's Day

A World Without Exhaust Pipes in Project Syndicate (2017)

Translated into 10 languages, re-published in several sites.

e.g. Japan Times Daily Star, Lebanon World News La Nacion, Costa Rica

    Electrifying emerging markets: the case of Costa Rica,

Best Conference Paper at EVS30 (Oct 2017) Bjorn Utgard and Monica Araya 

 Standing up for a Sustainable World (2021)

(Chapter on Costa Rica)

edited by C. Henri, N Stern, and J. Rockström (2021)

Renewable Energy Policies for Cities (2021)

(Chapter on Costa Rica)

Cases in China, Uganda, and Costa Rica, written for IRENA 

The Fully Charged Guide to Electric Vehicles & Clean Energy (2020) 

(Chapter on Costa Rica)

edited by R. Llewellyn and his fully charged friends

National Decarbonization Plan of Costa Rica to 2050 (2019) 

co-drafted as a consultant for the Government of Costa Rica

Electrifying Bus Routes: Insights from Mexico City’s Eje 8 Sur (2019)

drafted for C40 - Finance Facility team 


Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Guidelines For Cities (2018)

provided feedback as adviser Cleantechnica & Greenway




Bridging the Green Growth Gap in Costa Rica

Ilmi Granoff, Monica Araya, Philipp Ulbrich, Sam Pickard and Caroline Haywood

GIZ Paper with Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 

Berlin (Nov. 2015)

The Relevance of the Environmental Goods Agreement in Advancing the Paris Agreement Goals and SDGs.

A Focus on Clean Energy and Costa Rica’s Experience

International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development

Geneva (Dec 2016)


A new global agreement can catalyze climate action in Latin America

Guy Edwards, Timmons Roberts, Monica Araya and Cristián Retamal

Brookings Paper

Washington, DC (May 2015)