Gareth Phillips

African Development Bank

Manager on Climate and Environment Finance


Gareth is Manager of the Climate and Environment Finance Division in the African Development Bank, based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Gareth has over 25 years’ experience in climate change and sustainability. Trained as a Forester, Gareth has worked in a wide variety of sectors on GHG accounting, inventory verification, the Clean Development Mechanism and Emission Trading Systems. Gareth’s work currently includes Paris Alignment within the MDBs, mobilizing climate finance with a focus on Adaptation needs in Africa, the development of the Adaptation Benefits Mechanism under Article 6.8 on non-market approaches and promoting Green Financing Facilities in Africa.

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