Maria Netto

Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Specialist, CMF/IADB, USA

Maria Netto is an economist. She works at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as lead specialist in capital markets and financial institutions and is responsible to develop green financing strategies with local financial institutions in the LAC region. Before performing this task she was responsible for leading teams working on carbon finance and adaptation at the IDB.

Maria Netto also worked in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) where she was responsible for developing policies and strategies for the integration of climate change in the operations of UNDP and for overseeing global projects to assist countries to assess investments and financial flows and policy options to address climate change in different sectors and economic activities.

Finally, Maria Netto worked for more than 10 years in the Secretariat of the Convention on climate changes (UNFCCC), where, among others, was responsible for leading the institution's work on investment and financial flows to address climate change, in addition to being part of the team creating the institutional framework for the system of carbon market under the Kyoto Protocol, and in particular the implementation of the clean development mechanism (CDM).

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