7th Forum on Green Finance and Investment 2020


Simon Buckle

Head, Climate, Biodiversity and Water Division, Environment Directorate


Dr. Simon Buckle joined the OECD in November 2014 as Head of the Climate, Biodiversity and Water Division within the Environment Directorate. Before that, he was Climate Policy Director at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London (2007-14) and was a member of the Imperial College Management Board (2011-13). While at Imperial, he played a leading role in the creation of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology’s Climate KIC and was a member of its Governing Board (2011-14). Before joining Imperial, M r. Buckle was a senior British diplomat and served in a variety of roles both in London and overseas. Simon joined the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1986 and also worked at the Bank of England (1998-2002), the UK Ministry of Defence (1988-1991) and as a postdoctoral researcher in quantum optics at Imperial (1985-86).