Rachel Kyte

Rachel Kyte is a professor of practice in climate policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford and dean emerita at The Fletcher School at Tufts University.

She is the founding co-chair of the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative, a multistakeholder international organization enabling a high-integrity voluntary carbon market to deliver on the Paris Agreement.

Kyte has served as special representative of the UN secretary-general and CEO of Sustainable Development for All (SEforALL) and World Bank Group vice president and special envoy for climate change and vice president of IFC. Kyte has advised the UN secretary-general on climate action and the energy crisis response to the invasion of Ukraine. She is a director of PIDG, trustee of ODI and a board member of the Climate Policy Initiative. She was a member of the G20 Independent Expert Group on Strengthening MDBs.

Kyte advises private and philanthropic capital and development finance on financial architecture reform, climate action and delivery against the SDGs and speaks, lectures and writes on climate diplomacy. She has been recognized for her leadership on both sides of the Atlantic and was made a Companion of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2020 New Years Honors.

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