Pedro de Aragão Fernandes is an Analyst based in CPI’s London office. He leads CPI’s methane abatement finance tracking workstream, and he is the data lead for several of the national and regional tracking projects, including the Landscape of Climate Finance in Africa and South Africa Landscape of Climate Finance.

He has provided analytical support to the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance Brazilian program for the past two years, helping public and private investors identify, develop, and launch innovative investment solutions to drive funds for the country’s national climate priorities. He also supports the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance workstream for Net Zero Carbon Buildings Financing, having recently led the Nigeria deep dive report focusing on challenges and priorities relevant to cities in decarbonizing the country’s buildings sector.

In the past, Pedro has worked at CPI`s Brazil Policy Center conducting research on the local impacts of large investments and rural credit on land use, productivity, and the environment. Before CPI, he worked as an Economist at Econometric Traces, applying econometric modeling and machine learning techniques to companies’ private data and developing inferential models for companies` products.

His expertise spans climate finance, econometric modeling, and policy impact analysis. He holds a M.Res. and a M.Sc. in Economics from Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), a Master’s degree in Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).


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