ODI Logo ODI

Trending

What we do

Search

Newsletter

Follow ODI

Charlene Watson

Research Associate

Climate and Sustainability

Portrait of Charlene Watson

As part of the Climate and Sustainability Programme, Charlene’s work at ODI focuses on the flows, sources and instruments of climate finance at both the national and international level as well as how wider finance flows can become more consistent with climate objectives. Within this her work considers what constitutes climate-related expenditure as well as monitoring and tracking finance and financial incentives so as to explore the effectiveness of the spend; a delicate balance between competing objectives and reliant on an enabling environment.

Charlene’s experience spans academia, multilateral institutions and NGOs. Her prior experience centres around forest conservation and reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) which brings together a number of contemporary issues in conservation and development, as well as presenting interesting challenges for international climate change policy and finance. Her work before joining ODI included environmental valuation, forest carbon accounting, and environmental cost-benefit analyses.

  1. Consistency case studies: actions supporting Article 2.1c of the Paris Agreement in Colombia and Switzerland

    Case/country studies

  2. Exploring loss and damage finance and its place in the Global Stocktake

    Research reports

  3. REDD+ finance: who's counting?

  4. The Climate Transparency Report 2020

    Research reports

  5. Just add water: a landscape analysis of climate finance for water

    Research reports

  6. The untold story of water in climate adaptation. II. 15 countries speak

    Research reports

  7. Understanding finance in the Global Stocktake

    Working papers

  8. Brown to green: the G20 transition towards a net-zero emissions economy 2019

    Research reports

  9. Climate finance post-COP24: my personal ‘manifesto’ for 2019

  10. Brown to green: the G20 transition towards a low-carbon economy

    Research reports

  11. Resource guide for NDC finance

    Toolkit/guidelines

  12. 10 things to know about climate finance in 2017

    Other

  13. One Planet: was Macron’s summit value-added?

  14. Climate finance fundamentals 3: adaptation finance (2017 update)

    Other

  15. Financing the transition from brown to green: how to track country performance towards low carbon, climate-resilient economies

    Research reports

  16. Climate finance fundamentals 12: small island developing states (2017 update)

    Other

  17. Climate finance fundamentals 9: Middle East and North Africa (2017 update)

    Other

  18. Climate finance fundamentals 8: Asia (2017 update)

    Other

  19. Climate finance fundamentals 7: Sub-Saharan Africa (2017 update)

    Other

  20. Climate finance fundamentals 6: Latin America (2017 update)

    Other

Elsewhere on the web