Clare Shakya,
Director, Climate Change,
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

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World Hydropower Congress  |  14-16 May 2019  |  Paris

 

Speaker biography

Clare Shakya is the Director of IIED’s Climate Change Group. She has almost 30 years of experience in development, in climate, energy and natural resources. She spent 15 years with DFID, leading the integration of climate finance into development interventions, including in regional water initiatives, supporting strategic assessments of shared basins and landscapes, to explore how to maximise social and environmental benefits.

Clare is now responsible for the propositional research of IIED’s climate change group into climate action that is far-reaching, far-sighted and socially just and into getting climate finance to where it matters, to local climate action. She supports the LDC initiative for effective adaptation – exploring how to develop institutional mechanisms that can support resilient development at country scale. She supports the LDC initiative to leapfrog to a modern distributed smart grid. She is an adviser on DFID’s Transforming Energy Access research and is exploring the role of climate finance in the Future Dams research, to understand the potential of hydropower to enable the needed transition.