March 2020 – Present

As key policy expert, I am leading a team from EQO-Nixus and the BlueGreen Initiative tasked by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to support preparation of an updated NDC with the Government of Barbados. We will update Barbados’ first NDC, in line with UNFCCC requirements, new national priorities and targets established in response to Barbados’ commitment to become a resilient and carbon neutral economy by 2030. Importantly, we will prepare a project portfolio with investment opportunities to align development partners and private finance with the climate action opportunities.

Hans Verolme
Author: Hans Verolme

Hans Verolme is the founder of the Climate Advisers Network and has extensive analytical and advisory experience in Africa, South America and Asia and is widely recognized as an expert across the entire spectrum of low carbon transitions. With over 20 years of international negotiations experience, he has been a valued adviser to governments, foundations and civil society. Prior to setting up the Climate Advisers Network, he advised the British ambassador in Washington, DC, and served as Global and US Climate Change Director of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). All politics is local, climate politics is global. Hans has worked in, amongst others, Barbados, Bhutan, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, European Union, Georgia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Myanmar, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States.