Cooper Wetherbee is an Analyst on Climate Policy Initiative’s climate finance team, based in San Francisco. A primary focus of his work is CPI’s climate finance tracking research, including co-authoring the 2019 edition of the biannual Global Landscape of Climate Finance report, as well as ongoing work on climate finance tracking methodology and strategy in collaboration with CPI’s London office. Cooper is also involved with the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, and currently provides analytical support to GreenStreet Africa, a Lab instrument focused on sustainable energy access for public schools in sub-Saharan Africa.
Cooper has extensive experience in renewable energy policy, electric utility regulation and business models, financial modeling, and stakeholder engagement facilitation. Prior to joining CPI, he worked in ICF’s commercial energy consulting practice, specializing in wholesale markets and distributed energy resources. Cooper holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Environmental Sciences from Northwestern University.