Maria Theresa Lauron engages in research, education, and advocacy on socioeconomic issues in the Philippines and global development practices through her dual roles as Chair of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness and Programme Manager of the IBON Foundation. At the 2015 Sustainable Energy For All Forum, Lauron aimed to recenter frontline communities and civil societies in global energy policy discussions by emphasizing energy technologies that are sustainable and nondestructive and calling for greater government’s responsibility in advancing climate change solutions. Photo credit: UN NGLS