Lilibeth Acosta

Dr. Lilibeth Acosta is a Principal Specialist in Climate Action and Inclusive Development Division in the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Program Manager for the Green Growth Performance Measurement (GGPM) since she joined GGGI in 2018. The GGPM is responsible for developing the Green Growth Index and Simulation Tool in the Institute. Lilibeth has over 15 years of experience in indicator development, integrated assessment and scenario modelling of climate change vulnerability and adaptation as well as sustainable development in the fields of ecosystem and biodiversity, agriculture and land use, and renewable energy. She worked as development specialist in the National Economic Development Authority in the Philippines, senior scientist in the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, and researcher in Environmental Science departments in the universities in Japan, Belgium, UK and the Philippines. Before joining GGGI, she worked as consultant in the ADB, UNCCD and UNCTAD. She holds a PhD in Agricultural Policy from University of Bonn (Germany), MPhil in Economics and Politics of Development from University of Cambridge (England), and BSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of the Philippines.