Gaia Larsen is Director Climate Finance Access and Deployment in WRI’s Sustainable Finance Center, where she leads its work on getting ensuring access to climate finance for developing countries. She is an attorney by training whose work focuses primarily on shifting investments toward protecting people and the environment.

At WRI, her work has focused on several issue areas including environmental democracy, climate finance, and the extractive industries.

Prior to joining WRI, Gaia was a fellow at the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University.

Gaia holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

She is originally from Sweden and currently lives on a small farm in Maryland.