Martin, Head of our Climate Investments Business Line, is a climate finance expert with a background in political science (PhD), geography (MSc) and economics. He has more than 15 years of experience in developing, implementing and evaluating climate action projects, programmes and funds in developing countries, with a focus on clean energy and adaptation to climate change.
He contributed to innovative mechanisms under the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (Climate Investor One, Debt Fund for Prepaid Energy, Energy Savings Insurance), the Global Landscape of Climate Finance reports and the finance chapters of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report and the UNEP Adaptation Gap report 2014.
Until 2009, he managed climate action projects in developing countries at myclimate. During 2009-2018, he advised governments, development banks and climate funds on the costs and effectiveness of international climate finance. He represented the Swiss government in the international climate negotiations and advised several other governments on climate finance negotiations and implementation.
In the last few years, he initiated several innovative climate action funds and platforms, including the Landscape Resilience Fund or the City Finance Lab.