By Luis Fierro Carrión, Climate Finance Advisor for AILAC (*) In recent months, there has been significant progress on the issue of funding for mitigation and adaptation to climate change; but much remains to be done to cover the financing needs of developing countries, which exceed $ 500 billion per year. Green Climate Fund After Germany pledged to provide 750 million euro to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) during the Petersberg Dialogue in July 2014, during the ...
Luis Alberto Fierro
Experienced international development economist. Expert in Development Finance, Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Climate Finance, Strategies and Policies, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation, Management for Development Results, Resource Mobilization, Renewable Energy, Writing, Editing, and Translating.
Currently, the Climate Finance Adviser for the Independent Association of Latin America and the Caribbean (AILAC), a formal negotiating group within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Before that, was the Director of Programs and Resource Mobilization for Grupo FARO, a public policy think tank in Ecuador, focused on environmental, social and economic issues.
Previously held several high level positions at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), including Resource Mobilization Lead Specialist at the IDB Office in Europe, promoting grants and cofinance from European institutions; and Senior Program Coordinator at the Sustainable Development Department, focused on strategy and policy development, program and project review, technical cooperation and trust fund management, and research.
Represented Ecuador at the Board of Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF); was the Economic and Business Editor at Diario Hoy (daily newspaper in Ecuador); and an economic and social researcher for various institutions, including the Latin American Energy Organization, the Latin American Social Research Institution, and the National Council of Universities of Ecuador.
Economist degree from the Catholic University of Ecuador, and graduate degrees in Economic Development, International Economics, Public Finance and Environmental Economics from the University of Oregon and the University of Texas at Austin. Certificates in program monitoring and evaluation from the International Program for Development Evaluation Training; and on Management for Development Results from the Inter-American Institute for Social Development.
Has written, contributed to, edited and translated numerous books, academic essays, strategies, policies, book chapters, journal, magazine and newspaper articles. See list of publications.
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