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Global Climate Finance: Challenges Five Years into the Paris Agreement

April 16, 2021
A panel of leading international experts, including two Brandeis alumni and a former faculty colleague, assess strategies for financing the global fight against climate change.


Amar Bhattacharya ’74, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Navid Hanif, Director, Financing for Sustainable Development, United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs

Catherine L. Mann, Global Chief Economist, Citi

Peter A. Petri, Carl Shapiro Professor of International Finance in the Brandeis International Business School


Elida Reci, MA’99, Economist, United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs

Background Papers

Independent Expert Group on Climate Finance, Amar Bhattacharya and Richard Calland, Co-Chairs, Delivering on the $100 Billion Climate Finance Commitment and Transforming Climate Finance, December 2020. Available from the United Nations Secretariat.

United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, Nationally Determined Contributions Under the Paris Agreement. Synthesis Report by the Secretariat, February 2021.

Citi, Environmental and Social Policy Framework, July 2020.

Citi, Financing a Climate-Resilient Future, 2020:, 2020.

Citi, Financing a Greener Planet:, 2021.

Global Investors for Sustainable Development, Renewed, Recharged and Reinforced: Urgent Actions to Harmonize and Scale Sustainable Finance, July 2020. Available from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.