Climate Change Director
Amal-Lee is a passionate advocate for sustainable development. In 2019 she was recognized by Apolitico as one of the top 100 influencers on climate policy. Her professional experience includes shaping and leading policy on climate change and development, sustainable energy and green finance within the UK Government; Chief of Climate Change at the Inter-American Development Bank and; developing a new international climate finance programme at the think-tank E3G. In 2020 Amal-Lee joined CDC Group as Director of Climate Change leading a team on development and implementation of a new strategy for aligning financial flows to the Paris Agreement. In this role she is developing partnerships for increasing climate financed investments, including a Just Transition Finance Roadmaps for India and South Africa, and a new DFI collaborative for accelerating investment in climate adaptation. Amal-Lee is also a senior advisor to the UK Government COP26 Presidency. Amal-Lee’s professional career is underpinned by her Doctorate research on drivers for change within the power sector of developing countries, with case studies on the potential for commercialization of renewable electricity in India and South Africa.