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Simon Maxwell

Simon Maxwell

Simon is the independent Executive Chairman of CDKN, a global alliance of southern and northern organisations delivering innovative solutions for climate compatible development in developing countries.

From 1997 to 2009, Simon was the director of the ODI- Europe’s best known think tank on international development and humanitarian policy- and from 2001 to 2005, he was President of the Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland. Simon has lived in Africa, South Asia, and South America. In 2007, he was made a CBE for services to international development.



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OPINION: After Paris - Can the private sector deliver climate compatible development?

Simon Maxwell, CDKN's Executive Chair, concludes that delivering on the Paris Agreement and other global climate pledges is achievable but calls for a new industrial revolution. [more]…

OPINION: 2015, the choreography

CDKN’s Executive Chairman Simon Maxwell offers his suggestions for how leaders can choreograph their approaches to the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, the global climate change agreement, and financing for development. [more]…

OPINION: 2015, the choreography - Part Two

CDKN’s Executive Chairman Simon Maxwell offers his suggestions for how leaders can choreograph their approaches to the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, the global climate change agreement, and financing for development. This is Part Two of Simon’s blog. [more]…

FEATURE: CDKN seeks your views on green growth – part 4

In part four of CDKN’s exclusive discussion series on green growth, our Executive Chairman Simon Maxwell seeks your views on the need to link climate policies to growth, and how best to leverage private funding for green growth. We'd like to hear from you. [more]…

OPINION: In conversation… with Saleemul Huq – Extended Version, Part 3

Part 3: Bangladesh, the iconic country for climate change Transcript: Simon Maxwell: We’re interested in the question of what Bangladesh might look like by 2030, say if there were no climate change [more]…

FEATURE: In conversation... with Saleemul Huq, Senior Fellow at IIED

Transcript Simon Maxwell, CDKN Chair: Saleem thank you so much for coming in. It’s a great pleasure to see you. Bangladesh has stood on the edge of the precipice if you [more]…

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