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Ilmi Granoff

Research Associate

Portrait of Ilmi Granoff

Ilmi Granoff is a Senior Research Fellow at ODI leading the institute’s work on green growth. He is an attorney with over 15 years of experience and expertise in environmental law and policy, sustainable development, energy and infrastructure finance and public-private partnerships.

He recently served as the sole environmental and climate counsel at the African Development Bank, where he advised the bank’s management, and was responsible for all legal issues related to climate, environmental and social matters for the bank’s portfolio throughout Africa. He also advised the Bank on various issues related to its multilateral climate funds, including the structuring of the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa. He continues to advise the bank’s Climate & Environment Department on integration of green growth principles in the bank’s strategy, operations, and policy support to member countries.

Prior to this, he served for five years as an associate in the energy and infrastructure finance practice of the international law firm of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, providing commercially practical legal advice to governments, banks, companies and multilaterals. Ilmi’s practice focused on clean energy transactions and public private partnerships.

Ilmi has researched and published on sustainable development, international law, and conservation, particularly in Latin America. Ilmi holds graduate degrees in environmental science and international relations from Yale University, and received his juris doctor from New York University School of Law. He holds a bachelor’s degree (High Honors) from Swarthmore College.

  1. Six development finance proposals to expand climate investment

    Briefing/policy papers

  2. Trade implications of climate policy after the Paris outcome

    Working papers

  3. FAQ: coal, poverty and the environment

  4. Nested barriers to low-carbon infrastructure investment


  5. Africa’s new climate economy: economic transformation and social and environmental change

    Working papers

  6. Beyond coal: scaling up clean energy to fight global poverty

    Working papers

  7. Coal power will not solve global poverty, experts warn

    Press Release

  8. Investing at least a trillion dollars a year in clean energy

    Working papers

  9. FAQ: Coal, economic development and poverty reduction

  10. National monitoring approaches for climate change public finance

    Research reports

  11. Four things Power Africa's new roadmap gets right (and one thing it gets wrong)

  12. Carbon capture and storage provides no justification for new coal-fired electricity, says ODI

    Press Release

  13. Can carbon capture and storage justify new coal-fired electricity?

    Briefing/policy papers

  14. Bridging Costa Rica's green growth gap: how to support further transformation toward a green economy

    Research reports

  15. How clean is clean coal?

  16. The world has a two-degree carbon budget. Coal alone will put us in the red

  17. FAQ: coal and energy poverty

  18. Ensuring new infrastructure is climate-smart

    Working papers

  19. Universal energy access: can we make it sustainable?

    Briefing/policy papers

  20. Zero poverty, zero emissions: eradicating extreme poverty in the climate crisis

    Research reports

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