Research event

The global state of climate finance with Barbara Buchner

A presentation by Barbara Buchner (Global Managing Director, Climate Policy Initiative). This event is part of the Sustainability Colloquium hosted by the Centre for Sustainability.

During this Sustainability Colloquium Barbara Buchner of the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) will present research on global climate finance. Following the presentation, attendees will have the chance to discuss and ask questions. This session will be moderated by Christian Flachsland.


About our speaker

Dr. Barbara Buchner is Global Managing Director of Climate Policy Initiative. Named one of the 20 most influential women in climate change and one of the 100 most influential people in climate policy, Barbara advises leaders on climate, energy, and land use investments around the world. Barbara directs the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab) and its sister programs in Brazil and India. The Lab’s public-private approach solicits, shapes, and tests cutting edge climate finance instruments that resolve financing barriers hindering alternative energy, adaptation, and land use projects. She is also the lead author on CPI’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance, which has set the benchmark for climate finance tracking, and Climate Finance in 2013-14 and the USD 100 billion goal – a joint report with the OECD that played a seminal role in the lead up to the Paris Agreement. In addition, Barbara built and directs the San Giorgio Group, which brings together key financial institutions actively engaged in green, low-emissions finance in collaboration with the World Bank Group, CLP (China Light & Power), and the OECD.

She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Graz and was a Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Originally from Austria, Barbara is based out of San Francisco.