v More than 20 years of experience developing and implementing solutions for the challenges of climate

change for local, regional, national governments, and in the private sector.

v Advising and consulting on technologies, markets, financial mechanisms and partnerships to develop

emission reduction and climate adaptation projects, and strategies for business and government to navigate

changing climate policies.

v Evaluation, analysis and capacity building using qualitative and quantitative data and information to

define approaches, set policy, monitor and evaluate progress, improve processes, predict and record impact,

and evaluate risk; currently in the area of climate adaptation.

v Relationship building tying public, private and development sector initiatives together through dialogue,

negotiation, and communication.

v Program and project management with experience in assessment, planning, monitoring & evaluation,

financial management, urban and regional planning, modelling, and financial and cost benefit analysis.

v Program and project financing including start-up planning, business plan development, net present value

(NPV) analysis, fund raising, and financing mechanisms.

v Strategic planning in the area of inventory and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, mitigating risk, and

understanding vulnerabilities to climate change and adaptation responses.

v Technically proficient with climate adaptation processes including applying downscaled climate model

outputs for vulnerability, economic impact and participatory risk mapping and assessments, adaptation

design and investment, mainstreaming adaptation, and disaster risk management.

v Effective communication orally and in the form of written reports, guidance and policy documentation,

and presentations to high level audiences in person and at presentations, workshops, and conferences.

Organization(s)

While most of the attention to climate change in industrialized nations is appropriately on reducing the emissions that cause climate change, developing countries generally have much lower per capita emissions while the impacts of climate change are likely to be much more severe.  As such, many countries are calling for more resources to reduce the vulnerability to changes in weather, temperature, and precipitation that will produce some opportunities in some places but also great stresses on agriculture, water supplies, infrastructure, biodiversity, and public health.