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In 2023, the Board of the Mitigation Action Facility decided to establish an Advisory Committee, which encompasses members stemming from different professional and geographical backgrounds. The Advisory Committee members advise the Board on the strategic aspects and enrich the public appearance of the Facility.

Dr. Barbara Buchner

Global Managing Director Climate Policy Initiative

Dr. Barbara Buchner is Global Managing Director of Climate Policy Initiative. Named one of the 20 most influential women in climate change, Barbara advises leaders on climate, renewable energy, and sustainable land use investments around the world.

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Barbara is the lead author on CPI’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance which has set the benchmark for climate finance tracking. Barbara also directs the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab), a climate finance incubator that leverages public-private collaboration to develop innovative climate finance instruments that resolve financing barriers to renewable energy, urban infrastructure, sustainable agriculture and land use projects in emerging markets. Instruments from the Lab have already mobilized over USD 3.5 billion for sustainable development. In addition, Barbara built and directs the San Giorgio Group, which brings together climate finance leaders to engage on critical issues that require collective effort to accelerate the transition to more sustainable, lower-emission economies.

Barbara is Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance at the University of London SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance, a Program Director of the Climate Change and Energy Program at the Australian National University, is on the Advisory Board of the Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative, and a member of several influential groups and committees including the Independent High-Level Expert Group on Climate Finance, the High-Level Consulting Group of the Energy Transition Accelerator (ETA), the Advisory Committee of the United States Export-Import Bank (EXIM), the Finance Sector Expert Group for the UNFCCC’s Race to Zero and Race to Resilience, and One Planet Lab.

Before joining E3G Kate was the Global Director for Policy Engagement at CDP for a decade, and previously worked for the UK government’s Office of Climate Change and for BP Plc in a variety of commercial and environmental policy roles.

Shubhashis Dey

Director, Climate Policy & Finance Programme, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Shubhashis is the Director of Climate Policy & Finance Program at Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (Shakti). He provides strategic planning and leadership to Shakti’s Climate Policy and Climate Finance Programs.

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Shubhashis leads Shakti’s work at the national, subnational and cities on climate mitigation and resilience, informing policy actions towards climate change, climate finance and air pollution. He has two decades of experience in advising government, multilateral, bilateral organizations and business in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Jordan, and United Kingdom on projects related to energy efficiency and climate change in sectors such as industry, appliances, transport, forestry, water, urban infrastructure, and buildings.

Prior to joining Shakti in 2016, Shubhashis was working with Ernst & Young, Sodexo, Eaga Energy and McKinnon & Clarke in the past. He is a Postgraduate in Energy Management from Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management, Kolkata, and Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics Engineering from RCOEM, Nagpur University.

Saliem Fakir

Executive Director, African Climate Foundation

Saliem Fakir estblished the African Climate Foundation. Prior he served for 11 years as the Head of the Policy & Futures Unit of WWF South Africa.

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Saliem Fakir was also a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Public Administration and Planning and an Associate Director for the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy at Stellenbosch University. For eight years, Saliem was the Director of the World Conservation Union, South Africa. He has served on several Boards and is a prolific writer, contributing to leading publications.

James Grabert

Director, Mitigation Division, United Nations Climate Change Secretariat

Mr. Grabert has been working for the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) for more than 25 years. He heads the Mitigation Division of the UNFCCC, leading the work on market-based approaches to climate change mitigation.

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Prior to 2006 he served as a greenhouse gas emissions specialist and worked in numerous expert groups of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Before joining the United Nations, he was an industry and regional analyst for the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland.

Mr. Grabert holds a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Wheaton College, Masters of International Economics from the Institut de Hautes Études Internationales in Geneva, and has undertaken post-graduate studies in Management at Stanford University, University of Navarra (IESE) and London Business School, and in Development at Harvard University.

Kate Levick


Kate Levick leads E3G’s activities on Sustainable Finance, working with public and private finance sector stakeholders to support political decisions that enable financing of the global transition to climate safety.

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Kate is also the Co-Head of the Secretariat to the UK’s Transition Plan Taskforce and sits on the Advisory Panel to the Glasgow Finance Alliance for Net Zero. Kate previously chaired the Policy workstream of the UK’s Green Technical Advisory Group which advised the UK government in relation to its green taxonomy.

Before joining E3G Kate was the Global Director for Policy Engagement at CDP for a decade, and previously worked for the UK government’s Office of Climate Change and for BP Plc in a variety of commercial and environmental policy roles.

Claus Stickler

Managing Director & Global Co-Lead of Allianz Investment Management (AIM)

Claus Stickler is Managing Director and Global Co-Lead of Allianz Investment Management (AIM) since January 2017, where he previously served as Global Chief Operating Officer. With a portfolio of around 720 bn EUR, AIM as global investment function is responsible for the investment of all insurance portfolios within Allianz Group. AIM has locations in Germany, Italy, France, Singapore and the USA.

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Since 1999 and until 2008 Claus Stickler held various senior management positions at Allianz Asset Management and Allianz Global Investors (asset management companies of Allianz Group). From 1993 to 1998, Claus Stickler worked for McKinsey & Company, most recently as an Engagement Manager. He holds a Master’s degree and a PhD in economics.

Claus Stickler is member of various sustainability oriented working groups, e.g. the EU High Level Expert Group on scaling up sustainable finance in low and medium income countries, the strategy team of the UN Initiative Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) as well as the EU Business Advisory Group for Global Gateway.

Pablo Vieira

Global Director of the NDC Partnership Support Unit

Pablo Vieira is the Global Director of the NDC Partnership Support Unit. In this role, Pablo leads efforts that build momentum for ambitious climate and development actions, in collaboration with governments and international stakeholders around the world. Pablo develops and executes activities that help countries advance climate goals by facilitating access to analysis, tools, expertise, financing, and other resources.

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Pablo is a leading figure in the environmental, green growth, and sustainable rural development sectors in Colombia. Before joining the NDC Partnership, he served as an Advisor to President Juan Manuel Santos, managing Colombia’s accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and supporting the coordination and implementation of national and international commitments on the environment and climate change.

In 2013, Pablo was appointed as Deputy Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, responsible for the formulation, adoption, and implementation of all environmental and sustainable development strategies, policies, and regulations, with a special emphasis on climate change, water management, biodiversity, and ecosystem services.
Pablo also has wide experience working for the private sector in the fields of innovation and technology development for the petrochemical industry.

Pablo is a Chemical Engineer from Colombia’s National University and holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Tulane University in New Orleans.

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