Jonathan Barnes

Jonathan Barnes was a researcher in IIED's Climate Change research group until August 2023

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Languages: English, French (conversational)

Jon is a climate finance specialist. His work explores how public and private finance can support just and equitable social transitions.


Climate finance; Green Climate Fund; insurance; climate justice; just transitions.

Before IIED

Jon has previously worked in research roles in development finance at the OECD and the Commonwealth Secretariat. 


  • PhD environmental policy and development, Department of Geography and the Environment, London School of Economics.
  • MSc, environmental technology, Imperial College London.
  • BA, archaeology and anthropology, University of Oxford.