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Padraig Oliver


Regional Expertise
Subject Expertise
  • green bonds
  • capital markets
  • institutional investors
  • private climate finance
  • evaluation of public finance mechanisms
  • energy finance

Padraig Oliver


Padraig Oliver is a manager in CPI’s climate finance workstream. Since 2006, he has worked in climate policy in China and Europe. In China, he worked for Development Solutions on capacity building projects for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) before moving on to conduct research for Ecofys on post-2012 regimes in China, financing of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and CDM market analysis. In 2011, he joined the Climate Bonds Initiative. Work included pinpointing bond investor requirements for low-carbon projects, designing and implementing a Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme, publishing regular market updates for how many bonds are already used for climate solutions, and outlining policy frameworks to help grow a green bond market. At CPI, Padraig is working on the interchange between government, the private sector and capital markets in scaling up climate finance flows. He holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.