Claudio Forner is an international climate policy expert in the Climate Program. He is currently leading work on next frontiers for climate diplomacy by exploring how non-climate international forums and initiatives should mainstream climate action.

Prior to joining WRI, he worked for the World Bank as a senior climate specialist, where he established a program to enhance the work of the World Bank on mainstreaming climate into macroeconomic policy support. He also worked for the UNFCCC secretariat, where he led support to negotiations on climate change mitigation in the context of the Paris Agreement.

Claudio holds a B. Sc. in Biology and Master's degrees in development, industrial pollution control and renewable energy projects. He is a Colombian national and lives in Bethesda, MD.