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Barbara Buchner

Managing Director, Climate Policy Initiative


Dr. Barbara Buchner is Global Managing Director of Climate Policy Initiative. Named one of the 20 most influential women in climate change, Barbara advises leaders on climate, energy, and land use investments around the world.

Barbara is the lead author on CPI’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance which has set the benchmark for climate finance tracking. Barbara also directs the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab), a climate finance incubator that leverages public-private collaboration to develop innovative climate finance instruments that resolve financing barriers to renewable energy, urban infrastructure, sustainable agriculture and land use projects in emerging markets. Instruments from the Lab have already mobilized over 2.4 billion US dollars for sustainable development.

Barbara is on the Advisory Board of the BCFN Foundation, a member of the Finance Sector Expert Group for the UNFCCC’s Race to Zero and Race to Resilience, and a member of the One Planet Lab.

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