Aimée Aguilar Jaber

“It turns out that if you don’t hurry to change the world, then it’s the world that changes you!”  (Mafalda, Quino).

As a Programmes Director Aimée works to enlarge synergies between projects and programmes and to enhance strategic partnerships.  Aimée also leads the Urban Systems programme, which supports cities in transitioning towards systems that provide prosperity within planetary boundaries.

Aimée has worked in international organisations (OECD, ITF, WRI), supporting policy-makers with a focus on well-being, the environment, urban and territorial planning and transport. Her work has built on systems thinking as a means for developing policy that is better suited to deal with complexity, is focused on tackling root-causes (not symptoms) and moves away from looking at parts to transforming systems. Aimée has also been a Commissioner to the Lancet Pathfinder Commission, focused on health and climate.

As part of  the Hot or Cool Institute Aimée seeks to expand cross-cutting and systemic approaches to support policy that lives up to the challenge of ambitious social and environmental goals. She aims at enhancing synergies between policy-making and public engagement and participatory processes. Aimée is also eager to work with and learn from the talented and passionate people in the Hot or Cool team.

Research Highlights and Accomplishments


Whitmee, S.,, Pathways to a healthy net-zero future: report of the Lancet Pathfinder Commission, Elsevier Ltd.

OECD (2022) Redesigning Ireland´s Transport for NetZero: Towards Systems that Work for People and the Planet, OECD Publishing, Paris

OCDE (2021), Transport Strategies for Net-Zero Systems by Design, OCDE Publishing, Paris,

Buckle, S., et al. (2020), « Addressing the COVID-19 and climate crises : Potential economic recovery pathways and their implications for climate change mitigation, NDCs and broader socio-economic goals », OECD/IEA Climate Change Expert Group Papers, n° 2020/04, Éditions OCDE, Paris,

Aguilar Jaber, A., et al. (2020), “Long-term low emissions development strategies: Cross-country experience”, OECD Environment Working Papers, No. 160, OECD Publishing, Paris,

Hynes, W., M. Lees and J. Müller (eds.) (2020), Systemic Thinking for Policy Making: The Potential of Systems Analysis for Addressing Global Policy Challenges in the 21st Century, Chapter 6, New Approaches to Economic Challenges, OECD Publishing, Paris,

OCDE (2020), Accelerating Climate Action in Israel : Refocusing Mitigation Policies for the Electricity, Residential and Transport Sectors, Éditions OCDE, Paris,

OCDE (2019), Accelerating Climate Action : Refocusing Policies through a Well-being Lens, Éditions OCDE, Paris,

ITF (2019), “Improving Transport Planning and Investment Through the Use of Accessibility Indicators”, International Transport Forum Policy Papers, No. 66, OECD Publishing, Paris.

ITF (2018), “Policy Directions for Establishing a Metropolitan Transport Authority for Korea´s Capital Region ”, International Transport Forum, OECD Publishing, Paris.

ITF (2017), “Strategies for Mitigating Air Pollution in Mexico City ”, International Transport Forum, OECD Publishing, Paris.

ITF (2017), Income Inequality, Social Inclusion and Mobility, ITF Roundtable Reports, No. 164, OECD Publishing, Paris,

OCDE (2016), OECD Territorial Reviews: The Metropolitan Region of Rotterdam-The Hague, Netherlands, OECD Territorial Reviews, Éditions OCDE, Paris,

OECD (2015), OECD Territorial Reviews: Valle de México, Mexico, OECD Territorial Reviews, OECD Publishing, Paris,

ITF (2015), ITF Transport Outlook 2015, OECD Publishing, Paris,

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