Yannick Glemarec is Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme in UN Women. Previously, he was the Executive Coordinator of the UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office from 2013 to 2015 and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Director for Environmental Finance from 2007 to 2012. Earlier, he served with UNDP in Vietnam, China and Bangladesh. He holds a PhD from the University of Paris in Environment Sciences, and two Master Degrees in Hydrology and in Business Administration. He has authored several publications in the field of sustainable development, renewable energy, climate finance, and co-benefits between gender equality and climate action.
At the turn of this century, Innovative Financing for Development (IFD) emerged as a financing discipline that played a substantial role in the attainment of specific Millennium Development Goal targets such as Immunisation, AIDS, TB and Malaria. Over the next 15 years the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is expected to further leverage innovative financing to supplement existing public and private flows.