Janine Ferretti, Professor of the Practice of Global Development Policy at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, is in Madrid, Spain this week to present new research on climate change and development conducted by the Global Development Policy (GDP) Center, an affiliated center of the Pardee School.
Ferretti will present GDP Center research showing that there is an investment opportunity upwards of $1 trillion in the national commitments that nations made in the Paris Climate Agreement, but that international investment flows from China and other countries are not in sync with those commitments.
Janine Ferretti’s interests are those issues found in the interface of international development and environment with a particular focus on strategies for advancing solutions to key global and regional challenges. She recently finished serving as Chief of the Environmental and Social Safeguards Unit of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), a post she had since 2007, where she led a multidisciplinary team of environmental and social specialists in analyzing and supervising IDB operations to ensure their compliance with IDB environmental and social policies. Prior to this, she was Chief of IDB’s Environment Division where she led the development of the Bank’s environment and disaster risk policies, the IDB’s Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative, and the development of the Bank’s Sustainability Report.