Simon Fellermeyer is a policy adviser at the Federal Office for the Environment of Switzerland. He serves as Switzerland’s lead negotiator on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and Switzerland’s Designated National Authority under the Clean Development Mechanism. Simon has previous work experience at UNFCCC, the German Development Agency (GIZ) and the World Bank. He holds graduate degrees from Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Gloria Namande holds Master of Science degree from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom in Sustainability (majoring in Environment and Development). She has 10 years of extensive work experience in renewable energy, climate change mitigation and carbon finance approaches focusing on supporting countries in the East African region to develop and implement of programmes. Gloria is currently working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)- Uganda under the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Support Programme. The programme aims to support government of achieve its commitments under the Paris Agreement and is implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Environment’s Climate Change Department as the main implementing partner. Other government collaborating partners include Ministry of finance planning and Economic Development, the National Planning Authority and the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU). Gloria specifically supports the development of the Country’s NDC Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems, development of sustainable innovative financing mechanisms to enhance implementation and approaches to engage private sector in NDC implementation.
Juan Mata is a specialist on energy and environment with more than 27 years of experience in the design, implementation, and assessment of policies, legal and regulatory instruments, programs and projects for the public sector, private entities and multilateral organizations. For the last six years, he has provided consultancy services (as independent professional and as Regional Director for Latin America at DNV-KEMA), to Governments (Mexico, Brazil, Panamá, Paraguay, and Bolivia, among others) and International Organizations (WBG, IDBG, USAID, AFD, UK Prosperity Fund). He is at present, associate consultant for the World Bank's Carbon Market Unit (NCM), where he develops and applies instruments for assessing impact and risk of mitigation actions in the context of the Paris Agreement. He is also co-founder of NEYEN, an initiative that provides consulting and advisory services for the design, deployment, implementation, evaluation and financing of Circular Economy strategies, and sustainable energy and climate change plans and policies. Previously, Mr. Mata worked for more than 10 years for the Government of Mexico, where he was appointed to relevant directive positions on climate change and sustainable energy planning & policy development and evaluation (Director General for Climate Change Policy (Semarnat), Director General of the National Commission for Energy Conservation (Conuee), and Director General of Technology an Environment (Sener)). He has represented Mexico in multilateral expert groups on energy, environment and climate change (WBG, UNFCCC, IEA, OECD, NAFTA, among others). Juan C. Mata is a Chemical Engineer (UNAM), and PhD Environmental Engineer (University of Maryland at College Park). He is author, and collaborator in more than 30 publications on energy, environment and sustainability. In 2013, Juan Mata became faculty member at UNAM’s Chemistry School.
Miguel Rescalvo (Neyen.io) is an international consultant with more than 20 years of experience leading the improvement and growth of businesses in the energy, climate, and environment sectors. He is leading first of its kind projects related to the operationalization of Art. 6 of the Paris Agreement. He is supporting the World Bank Networked Carbon Markets initiative in the development of frameworks for the rating of mitigation actions and the assessment of countries readiness to participate in Art. 6 transactions. As a partner at Neyen.io, he is also developing different initiatives around the nexus between circular economy and climate action.
Mr. Rescalvo held different positions of increased responsibilities in the consultancy DNV GL including leading DNV GL Energy Policy Advisory and Research division in Latin America and, previously, DNV Innovation division in the USA. In these endeavors, he led the implementation of collaborative initiatives that merged energy and climate action for the development of energy sectoral strategies, low emissions strategies, and the design of new financing mechanisms to attract energy and climate finance to emerging countries. Previously he had different management positions in the climate change operations of the company in China and Europe.
Anastasia holds a MSc degree in Sustainable Development from the Uppsala University, Sweden. She has over 7 years working experience in mitigation and adaptation of climate change through strategic approaches focusing on supporting assessments and tracking the performance of climate change project activities. She works with the Ministry of Water and Environment in Uganda, under the climate change department as a senior climate change Monitoring and Evaluation officer. Through her role as a Monitoring & Evaluation expert on climate change she has contributed in the development of the national climate change indicators, Performance monitoring framework, and Collated relevant data that helps to track programme performance, quality control and effectiveness, but also provides continuous assessment of progress toward mitigation – related benchmarks.
Jan-Willem van de Ven
Jan-Willem lead the Climate Finance and Carbon Market team in the Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Department of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The role of the team is to develop programmatic and projects in co-operation with other sector and country banking teams, in order to deliver on EBRD Green Economic Transition objectives for our countries of operation: We are actively engaged in policy and strategic business developments, such as providing inputs to the strategic planning of the climate funds, the financing of NDC implementation, the Paris Agreement Article 6 and Alignment of investments. We maintain close relationships with international platforms such as the WB Partnership on Market Readiness, UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance and the Joint MDB Working Group on Article 6. On the climate finance, we conceptualise, develop and structure interventions that bring together green / climate policy dialogue, capacity building, technical assistance, climate or green funding with the EBRD investment pipeline. In drafting proposals, we ensure that there is a robust theory of change, as well that the programme is implementable, and of which results and impacts can be monitored. We are responsible for the business development and implementation of programmes with the international climate funds such as the Green Climate Fund, Climate Investment Funds and Global Environmental Facility. On the carbon market side, we assist the EBRD countries of operation and clients in developing the carbon markets, and provide support incorpration of carbon pricing in corporate climate governance and the monetisation of the greenhouse gas emission reduction results.