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Smita Nakhooda
Smita Nakhooda

Smita Nakhooda

Research Fellow, Climate and Environment

Smita Nakhooda is a Research Fellow in the Climate Change Environment and Forests Program at ODI where she leads work on energy and low carbon development, and on international finance to help developing countries address climate change.

She was previously a Senior Associate in the Institutions and Governance Program at the World Resources Institute , where she led research and engagement programmes on the governance of electricity in major developing countries, and on the environmental impacts of development finance. She also developed a program of work addressing governance of forests in the context of global efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation. In 2010 she was a Senior Research Associate of Idasa, an African democracy institute based in South Africa, working with civil society and independent research institutions to inform and influence emerging policies and plans in the electricity sector. Earlier in her career she worked on rural electrification in East Africa with the United Nations Development Program.

Smita holds an MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), and a BA in Government and Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College (USA).

Smita Nakhooda

A way forward on climate finance?

Opinion - Articles and blogs - 30 March 2014
The devastating impacts of climate change threaten to reverse progress in health, security and quality of life made in many developed and developing countries, with particularly severe implications for the poor. But public finance continues to subsidise and incentivise investments in business as usual approaches that will exacerbate the problem. Instead, we need to direct finance to re-orient the global economy around low carbon-climate compatible investment.

A way forward on climate finance?

Publication - Articles and blogs - 30 March 2014
Smita Nakhooda outlines a roadmap forward for climate finance, arguing for sustained political commitment to raising new finance, a better targeting of finance towards emissions and vulnerability, and learning and improving from recent experiences.
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More than meetings: the way forward on climate finance

Opinion - Articles and blogs - 20 December 2013
'At the COP 19 in Warsaw, Christiana Figueres sent governments back home with a command: 'Governments, and especially developed nations, must go back to do their homework so they can put their plans on the table ahead of the Paris conference'. What exactly does it mean? On finance, it means that developed countries must walk the walk and help developing countries respond to climate change.'


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