Glenn Hodes

last updated 3/22/2018

Glenn S. Hodes

Climate Policy Specialist at Climate Change

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Climate Policy and Finance Specialist - United Nations Development Programme

General Manager - ACAD-Standard Bank

Energy and Climate Change Program Officer - USAID - Central Asian Republics

Environmental and Carbon Specialist - World Bank


Masters - International Development , 


Special Advisor, Energy and Climate Finance - UNEP DTU PARTNERSHIP

Junior Fellow - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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Glenn Hodes:
Climate Policy Specialist Glenn brings to the team 15 years of experience in development program management, policy advisory, and investment facilitation in the energy and climate change field. He is leading efforts to advance policy and institutional enabling environments in countries that enables decision-makers to better mobilize, manage, and target climate finance and to improve resiliency. He is also developing programme advocacy communication, knowledge management products, and stakeholder engagement activities.

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Glenn S. Hodes
Glenn works on strategic policy advisory in the area of climate change finance and CDM, currently managing the Africa Carbon Asset Development Facility (ACAD), a partnership between UNEP, the German Government (BMU) and Standard Bank, the Secretariat of which is based in Johannesburg. Glenn's areas of expertise include the technical appraisal of renewable energy and carbon investment projects in developing countries, the design and analysis of effective policies for promoting clean energy, as well as over 10 years of practical project management and consulting experience related to carbon trading. He has extensive first-hand experience working in Subsaharan African countries on projects involving the environment, energy, and development nexus. Prior to starting at UNEP Risoe in January 2006, Glenn worked for the World Bank in Washington, D.C. in its Carbon Finance Unit as well as in its Africa Sustainable Development (ESSD) Group on, CDM project origination and deal management, capacity building programs, and WB/GEF operations in Africa in the environment sector. He was also a consultant for the Africa Energy unit on biomass energy policy, and was a lead author of a discussion paper analyzing the feasibility of intensifying ethanol production in Africa. Glenn has resided in South Africa, where he managed an audit of energy saving opportunities for the city of Johannesburg, helped to design and implement a carbon investment project in low-income housing developments, and evaluated the carbon investment impact on wind and solar electrification projects. He has held shorter-term positions at, or consulted to, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), E+Co., GE Capital, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Overseas Development Council, and the Energy Research Centre of the University of Cape Town. Hodes holds a Masters degree in International Development, Energy & Environmental Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University and a Bachelor's in International Politics & Economics from Columbia University.

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