Nuwan Suriyagoda is the Climate Change Specalist and Regional Portfolio Coordinator for South Asia at PPIAF and is currently based in Washington DC. He has over 8 years of experience in climate change with a specialized focus on climate-smart infrastructure development through public-private partnerships (PPPs) across emerging markets. In his current role, Nuwan manages PPIAF’s Climate Change Trust Fund and leads efforts to assist governments to develop climate-smart policy, regulatory and legal frameworks including their institutional capacities. These efforts are aimed at attracting private sector investment and expertise to help develop low-carbon and climate resilient infrastructure solutions through climate-smart infrastructure PPP projects across energy, transport and water sectors. The regional focus of his work is Sub-Saharan Africa, South and East Asia including some Latin American and Caribbean countries.
Within the World Bank Group, Nuwan has worked at both IFC and World Bank across operations, advisory services and technical assistance. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, he holds an MBA in Finance. Nuwan is also a Certified Climate & Renewable Energy Finance Expert through the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in collaboration with the UNEP Center for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance.
The publication examines issues to be considered to integrate climate risk and resilience in infrastructure PPPs. It also reviews PPP contractual arrangements and their existing protection measures as well as challenges in managing climate risks.
In the run up to the fall 2011 Durban Climate Change Conference (COP 17) and the summer 2012 Rio+ 20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, two large international summits, PPIAF supported a conference “Road to Durban: Promoting Sustainable...