The climate crisis and the fastest societal change, ever
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Clare is the director of IIED’s Climate Change research group. Her work focuses on the role climate finance can play to create inclusive and equitable delivery mechanisms that incentivise action to tackle the poverty, climate and nature crises.
Clare works on improving access to climate finance as well as on its quality and quantity.
She supports the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group leadership on their LDC Initiative For Effective Adaptation and Resilience (LIFE-AR) – developing vertically integrated delivery mechanisms that can channel resources and authority for climate action to local actors country wide.
She also works with partners who have endorsed the principles for locally-led adaptation in improving the quality and effectiveness of adaptation support.
Clare’s applied experience includes:
Clare has over 30 years of experience on climate change, energy and natural resource management, including 15 years with the UK Department for International Development (now the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)) where she led Asia and then the Africa Division’s climate change response.
She has experience working in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Clare is responsible for the oversight of the propositional research of IIED’s Climate Change research group into climate action that is far-reaching, far-sighted and socially just. She works with the group on:
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