Jameel Index Advisory Committee

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Ana Bucher

  • Senior climate change/environmental specialist
  • Environment, Natural Resource, and Blue Economy Global Practice of the World Bank Group

Ana Bucher is a senior climate change/environmental specialist at the Environment, Natural Resource, and Blue Economy Global Practice of the World Bank Group (WBG). She has more than 20 years of experience leading on issues related to the mainstreaming and financing of climate change action in development projects. She also has experience advancing strategic climate and sustainability policy dialogues and the implementation of landscape management and agriculture operations in developing countries. She has a deep understanding of climate adaptation and low carbon growth across a range of economic sectors and several regions of the world, including Latin America, Europe, and Central Asia. Currently, she is leading several natural resource management and climate-smart agriculture activities that aim to increase sustainable development in low-income countries in Africa. Previous to this position, she led several initiatives related to the integration of climate information and adaptation/mitigation actions for the implementation of national climate commitments under the Paris Agreement. Her work focused on the translation of climate information into development planning, as well as advising on the integration of adaptation and low-carbon development in sectors like energy, urban/rural development, agriculture, and natural resource management.

Bucher led the design and development of the WBG Climate Change Knowledge Portal and the Climate and Disaster Risk Screening Tools that support the integration of climate risk assessments in all WBG investment projects. She is also the lead author of a series of Climate Smart Agriculture and Climate Change Adaptation Profiles (more than 113 profiles worldwide) and the recently launched WBG Climate Change Strategy for the Latin America and Caribbean region. In addition, Bucher was the program manager of the NDC Support Facility (NDCSF) from 2018-2021, a multi-million multi-donor trust fund focused on the implementation and ambition-raising process of the NDCs in all regions of the world. She holds a PhD in soil sciences from Pennsylvania State University.