Joaquim L Ribeiro Ferreira Leite

Senior Country Engagement and Finance Specialist

Joaquim Leite is a Senior Country Engagement and Finance Specialist at the NDC Partnership. His work focuses on fast-tracking the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the Sustainable Development Goals by mainstreaming climate into development plans, public financial management systems and investment portfolios, and mobilizing technical and financial resources for member countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Additionally, Joaquim leads the recently launched Readiness Support for Greening Central Banks.

Before joining the NDC Partnership in 2017, Joaquim worked for more than ten years on diverse climate and sustainability-related projects in developing countries. His experience includes the: (i) ESG integration into high-level decision making, investment portfolios, and management systems for leading organizations in the energy, mining, forestry, agriculture, and infrastructure sectors; (ii) design, implementation, and evaluation of sustainable investment projects; (iii) elaboration and support to the implementation and financing of Climate Change and Payment for Ecosystem Services Policies and Programs;  and (iv) multiple projects in the Amazon Region.

His experience includes assignments to national and subnational Governments, private sector, research institutions, bilateral donors, and multilateral organizations such as the UN Development Programme, World Bank/GEF, and International Finance Corporation. Joaquim has also developed CDM and REDD+ projects, GHG inventories, and tailored climate strategies for leading companies.

Joaquim holds a Bachelor's in Engineering with a concentration in Forestry and Ecosystems from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) in Brazil and a Master’s in International Development and Management from Lund University (Sweden). In his free time, he enjoys traveling, cycling, swimming, meditating, and listening to music.


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