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Standing up for a Sustainable World (2021)

edited by C. Henri, N Stern, and J. Rockström 

Renewable Energy Policies for Cities (2021)

Cases from China, Uganda, and Costa Rica, chapter written for IRENA 

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

Edited by R. Llewellyn, chapter written for Fully Charged Programme  (London)

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 (2019)

Drafted for C40 - Finance Facility team 

Author & Co-Author

  • A greener economy: pioneering triangular cooperation between the Republic of Korea, Spain and Latin America. with L. Lazaro. Instituto Elcano, Spain.  (June 2022)

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

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

  • "Tackling climate change and inequality together could be Latin America’s next growth story" Inter-American Development Bank, with Amal Lee Amin (March 2020)

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

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

  • 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 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)

Decarbonization & Electrification of Transportation

Articles as part of Fellowship at ClimateWorks & as Transport Lead at the UNFCCC Climate Champions team


Selected policy reports

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)

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)


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)

Monica has been writing since 1998 on various topics related to climate, sustainability and development.

For the list before 2015 including her writing on trade and environment during her time as director of the Sustainable Americas Project at Yale please contact her directly.

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