Pedro de Aragão Fernandes is an Analyst based in CPI’s London office. His work focuses on CPI’s climate finance tracking workstream, including CPI’s flagship series the Global Landscape of Climate Finance and the Private Financial Institutions’ Commitments to Paris Alignment project. He provides analytical support to the Reservoir Methane Capture Mechanism, an instrument from the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance that finances a novel methane capture technology in the turbined-waters of hydroelectric plants. He also supports the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance workstream for Net Zero Carbon Buildings Financing, focusing on challenges and priorities relevant to cities in decarbonizing the buildings sector.
Previously, Pedro 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).