Luis ZAMARIOLI SANTOSResearch Fellow – Development finance and public banks
Luis joined I4CE in 2023 to contribute to the dialogue with public financial institutions, supporting them to integrate climate change across their activities. Based in Berlin, he manages projects that contribute to the alignment of strategies and activities of public banks and vertical funds to the objectives of the Paris Agreement.
In his previous role, Luis consulted for the IDB Lab, the innovation arm of the Inter-American Development Bank, on the operationalisation and capacitation related to the MDBs’ methodology for alignment with the Paris Agreement. Previously, he advised the German government on Art. 2.1c of the Paris Agreement, particularly in the context of the Green Climate Fund and the linkages between climate alignment, development and situations of vulnerability. He also consulted for the African-Development Bank, supported the development of the Integrated National Financing Framework of the Maldives, led the development of a GCF-Readiness project that devised a climate finance architecture for Burkina Faso, worked on environment and climate topics for the British Government at the OECD and IEA, among others.
In his research, Luis supported publications such as the UNEP Emissions Gap Report and the Adaptation Gap Report, and published on scientific journals such as Nature Climate Change, Climate Policy, and Sustainability. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a bachelor degree from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is currently finalising his PhD at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.