Graham Watkins

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Chief of the Climate Change Division

Graham Watkins is a Principal Environmental Specialist in the IDB Climate Change Division of the Inter-American Development Bank. He is the acting Division Chief as of February 2020 and leads the Bank efforts to support government climate policy and planning in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), increase the availability of finance to drive climate transformation, mainstream climate in bank operations, and build understanding in sustainable infrastructure, climate risk, and decarbonization. Graham has thirty years of experience in LAC leading biodiversity, sustainable infrastructure, and climate change initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean and has published over 60 articles including two books on the Galapagos and the Rupununi in Guyana. He was previously the Executive Director of the Charles Darwin Foundation in Galapagos and Director General of the Iwokrama Centre in Guyana. Graham has a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from the University of Oxford.