Sejal Patel

Senior researcher, Shaping Sustainable Markets and Climate Change

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Telephone: +44 (0)20 3463 7399
Languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi (intermediate), Spanish (intermediate),

Sejal Patel is an environmental economist with experience in public policy analysis, climate finance and governance, and climate-resilient development. Her work focuses on international, national and local level climate policy responses and resourcing.


Climate finance; policy and governance; energy policy; adaptation and mitigation responses for climate-resilient development; economics of climate change. Experience in Kenya, China, India, Chile and Morocco.

Before IIED

Research officer, Climate and Energy Policy Team, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)


MSc Environmental Economics and Climate Change, LSE;

BSc Economics and Geography, UCL

Current work

Political economy assessments of adaptation interventions; analysis of climate policies and financing under the UNFCCC framework and the Sustainable Development Goals; supporting the development of innovative financing for promoting local action on climate change; and working with the Least Developed Countries Group to support their LDC Initiative for Effective Adaptation and Resilience.