Orestes Anastasia is the Deputy Head of GGGI’s Office of Thought Leadership and the Head of Knowledge Sharing. In these roles, he manages Office operations in support of GGGI’s Director-General, and oversees GGGI programs supporting climate diplomacy, GGGI’s green growth index and assessment tools, and knowledge sharing, partnerships, and platforms.
Mr. Anastasia has worked for more than 21 years promoting initiatives, partnerships, and programs at global and regional levels and in 20 countries, including 11 years based in the field. Before joining GGGI, he served as Senior Regional Climate Change Advisor with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) based in Bangkok, Thailand, where he oversaw regional programs addressing climate change, clean energy, forest conservation, sustainable cities, and governance. He led efforts to launch and establish regional knowledge partnerships on low emission development, and led the US Government’s program to develop tsunami and multi-hazard warning systems for the Indian Ocean region.
Earlier, Mr. Anastasia supported development of corporate greenhouse gas reporting systems in California and with the US Department of Energy, climate change strategic planning and global monitoring and evaluation systems for USAID, and environmental law and compliance initiatives for developing countries.
Mr. Anastasia holds law and master degrees from Vermont Law School in the US.