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Heinrich Böll Foundation

Liane Schalatek is the Associate Director of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America and has led the work on climate change finance for the past three years. She helped initiate Climate Funds Update in 2009. Liane has also framed normative issues related to climate finance contribution, and written extensively on the need to consider climate finance in a broader context that takes account of equity considerations as well development, environmental and social issues, including gender. Liane holds a M.A. in Political Science and Political Economy from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and a M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Overseas Development Institute

Charlene Watson is a Senior Research Officer within the Climate and Environment Programme at ODI where her work focuses on the flows, sources and instruments of climate finance at both the national and international level, with an emphasis on the issues related to forests, land use, and conservation. Charlene’s experience spans academia, multilateral institutions and NGOs, and has centred on forest conservation and the challenges of reducing emissions from deforestation, forest degradation, forest conservation, sustainable forest management and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+). Charlene holds BA from Cambridge University, an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, and a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science analysing REDD+ in Ethiopia.