Clifford Polycarp leads work on international climate and development finance on WRI’s International Financial Flows and Environment team.
Clifford is responsible for research, analysis and outreach on public international financial flows for climate and development. He focuses on the role of public international financial institutions, such as the multilateral development banks, in supporting low carbon, climate resilient and sustainable development, and on the governance of multilateral climate funds such as the Green Climate Fund and the Climate Investment Funds. He also supports WRI’s work on finance in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations and other relevant international processes.
Clifford has over a decade of international public policy experience. He worked specifically climate finance and carbon markets for the Stockholm Environment Institute, managed the UK government’s climate change and energy program in India, and published reports on climate change, international trade and other global environmental negotiations for the Centre for Science and Environment in New Delhi. He has also supported the marketing and business development activities of companies like EcoSecurities, CNBC and ICICI Bank in India. Clifford has a bachelor’s degree in economics and business from St. Xavier’s College Mumbai and a master’s degree in international affairs from The Fletcher School at Tufts University.