Director, Climate Finance Access, Finance Center
Gaia Larsen is Director Climate Finance Access 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.
Finance for Developing Country Climate ActionVisit Project
Promote financing for developing country climate action by identifying key capacity bottlenecks and developing products to loosen those constraints.Part of Finance
Resilience and Adaptation Mainstreaming Program (RAMP)Visit Project
RAMP builds the institutional capacity of vulnerable country governments to better manage climate change risks and access adaptation finance.Part of Equity
International Climate FinanceVisit Project
Our International Climate Finance work strengthens key policies and governance elements in important international institutions to promote Paris Agreement alignment in finance and uphold the role of climate finance in international negotiations.Part of Finance