Chris Stephens

Director, Asia and Africa

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Chris has over 15 years’ experience of supporting decarbonisation in the energy and land use sectors of developing countries. He has a breadth of experience advising governments, financial institutions and industry on how to accelerate their transitions and elevate their ambition to address the climate crisis.

Chris currently leads the Carbon Trust's activities across Asia and Africa, overseeing the growth of the Carbon Trust's offices in Beijing, Singapore and Pretoria.

Before joining the Carbon Trust in 2015, Chris lived in Jakarta where he helped establish and manage the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)'s Indonesia programme. Prior to this he directed international parliamentary commissions on global environmental challenges (GLOBE International) and developed a risk analysis tool and rating methodology for emission reduction projects in developing countries (IDEAcarbon).

Chris holds a first class Master's degree in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford.