Louise Brown is a Research Analyst for the International Financial Flows and the Environment (IFFE) project at the World Resources Institute. Her work focuses on governance within the context of international climate finance; in particular on developing effective and legitimate institutions and processes for the delivery of climate finance, both at the national and international level, as well as by multilateral development institutions.
Prior to joining WRI, Louise worked as an Environmental Economist in the Office of the President in Guyana, posted through a Fellowship with the Overseas Development Institute. There she worked with national, international and multilateral partners on setting up and operationalizing a financial mechanism to channel climate finance for avoided deforestation towards the implementation of Guyana’s low carbon development strategy. Previously, Louise has worked for economic and environmental consultancy companies in Namibia on a variety of land use and sustainable development related issues.
Louise has a Master’s degree in Environmental Economics from the University of York in the UK, where her dissertation focussed on modelling the economic impacts of climate change on commercial agriculture in Namibia. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Zoology and Ecology and a Major in Economics from the University of Cape Town in South Africa.