Green Climate Fund hires Kavita Sinha as deputy director, mitigation and adaption

Sinha joins after two years running the European Climate Fund's clean energy investment portfolio for Southeast Asia.

Kavinta Sinha, Green Climate Fund
Kavita Sinha has joined Green Climate Fund after two years at European Climate Fund, where she was programme director, based in Singapore. Image: Kavita Sinha

Kavita Sinha has been appointed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) as deputy director, mitigation and adaptation.

GCF was set up after the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2010 to help developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change. It is the largest fund of its kind, and recently approved US$1 billion in finance for developing countries struggling to manage the Covid-19 pandemic as well as climate impacts.

Sinha joins GCF after two years at European Climate Foundation (ECF), where she was programme director. She has moved from Singapore to Korea to take on the role.

During her time with ECF, Sinha led the development of its clean energy philanthropy grant portfolio, with 60 active grants bringing about investment growth in renewable energy projects ranging from 100 megawatts to 5 gigawatts in Southeast Asia.

Sinha started her career as a process design engineer for energy systems, and has since worked for organisations including the US Agency for Interational Development (USAID), Enereff Engineers, an energy management consultancy she co-founded, and India Infrastructure Research.

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