Orestes Anastasia is GGGI’s Principal Knowledge Manager overseeing integrated knowledge development, management, and sharing in cooperation with GGGI’s strategic international partners as well as across GGGI. Mr. Anastasia has worked for more than 20 years developing and overseeing programs and initiatives addressing global climate change and other environmental and economic development issues. His work includes 11 years based in the field focusing on Southeast Asia, South Asia, and China, as well as projects previous to that in the United States, Europe and Eurasia, and Latin America.
Prior to joining GGGI, Mr. Anastasia served as Senior Regional Climate Change Advisor and Regional Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Advisor with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Development Mission for Asia in Bangkok, Thailand. In that role he oversaw a portfolio of programs promoting climate change mitigation in the region and supported bilateral LEDS and green growth partnerships between the US Government and Asian governments. In collaboration with the LEDS Global Partnership, he led efforts to launch and establish the Asia LEDS Partnership and served as its Co-Chair from September 2012 to January 2015. At USAID Mr. Anastasia also managed programs promoting clean energy financing and policy reform, green buildings, industrial environmental health and safety, low carbon cities, and the US Government’s comprehensive support to developing tsunami and multi-hazard warning systems in the Indian Ocean region.
Previously, Mr. Anastasia supported development of corporate reporting systems in California and with the US Department of Energy, strategic planning and global monitoring and evaluation systems for USAID’s climate change activities worldwide, and environmental law and compliance initiatives within USAID.
Mr. Anastasia holds law and master degrees from Vermont Law School with an emphasis in environmental law and policy.