Amal-Lee Amin

Amal-Lee Amin

Chief, Climate Change Division, Inter-American Development Bank

Dr. Amal-Lee Amin is Chief of the Climate Change Division at the Inter-American Development Bank. This involves lead responsibilities on assisting countries with implementation of the Paris Agreement; working across the IDB Group to scale-up investment in sustainable infrastructure; addressing climate risks and promoting solutions for increasing resiliency to climate change. Her return in August 2015 follows a previous two year role leading on design and implementation of the Climate Investment Funds from 2008 – 2010.  

Having worked at the heart of the UK Government developing strategy and policy on climate change and sustainable energy between 2001 – 2011, achievements include design of a new Green Investment Bank; successfully engaging developing countries on the UK’s G8 and EU Presidency climate change agenda and leading EU negotiations under the UNFCCC. She has a track record of developing high profile partnerships and initiatives for collaboration on climate change technology, finance and investment. 

From 2011-2015 Amal-Lee was Associate Director at E3G leading a program on international climate finance within Africa, Asia and Latin America, including launch of a high-level dialogue on China’s Green Finance Pathway to 2030. International roles included member of the Private Sector Advisor Group to the Green Climate Fund; facilitator of OECD DAC task team on tracking environmental finance and advising the UNFCCC, contributing Governments, development finance institutions and private sector initiatives on climate finance. 

Amal-Lee’s PhD which focused on policies and institutions for increasing private sector investment in renewable energy within developing countries has been central to her almost 20 year career working to deliver a sustainable development pathway. Assessing drivers for change within case studies of India and South Africa recommendations identify challenges and opportunities for delivering a balanced electricity system that maximizes investment in distributed renewable energy technologies.