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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]…

REPORT: Climate compatible development: pathway or pipe dream?

Is there a clear pathway towards climate compatible development – eradicating poverty and simultaneously saving the planet? Or are the trade-offs and competing interests so great that this is merely a pipe dream? CDKN's Executive Chairman Simon Maxwell explores these issues in his 2015 Anniversary Lecture for the Centre for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka, Bangladesh. [more]…

CDKN Annual Report 2015: Climate compatible development - delivering results

CDKN's Annual Report 2015 celebrates five years of results in climate compatible development - including partnerships to safeguard lives and livelihoods in the face of increasing climate change impacts, and innovative work to finance low carbon development. [more]…

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