Jasmine Hyman is a Principal Consultant at E Co., where she helps development banks, aid organizations and other clients access climate finance. Jasmine completed her doctorate at the Yale School of Forestry and the Environment, where she identified design principles for global climate finance schemes that promote equitable development and social justice. Jasmine’s work at the United Nations, in academia, and within civil society all focused on the balancing act between environmental conservation and economic development, and she is preoccupied with how and if those two historically distinct social agendas can be aligned. Her dissertation, “Greening the Bottom Billion”, investigates how ““win-win” policies for climate and development can be made more effective, durable, and equitable. Jasmine’s lens for investigating broad questions on the efficacy of climate change interventions and innovative finance mechanisms are household energy interventions: cookstoves, biodigesters, water filters.
Jasmine has also served as an Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs, where she assisted in the preparations and drafting of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on finance for development. Prior to her doctoral work, Jasmine was the Director of Programs and Partnerships at the Gold Standard Foundation, a certification scheme for greenhouse gas emission reduction projects. Jasmine began her career in climate-compatible development at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, where she worked on the International Year of Rice global awareness campaign, and on the first climate change and food security report from the organization. Jasmine holds degrees from Columbia University (BA 2001), the London School of Economics (MSc 2005), and Yale (Phd, 2017). She currently lives in London.