International Policy Associate
Brooks joined CCAP in October 2014 and supports CCAP’s international sustainable development and mitigation policy work, with a focus on Latin America and the renewable energy, energy efficiency and waste sectors. His work involves conducting policy analyses, contributing to targeted policy papers and organizing multi-stakeholder dialogues and policy events to encourage the development and financing of transformational NAMAs that will help developing countries to achieve their goals and contributions under the Paris agreement. Brooks is also fluent in Spanish and actively supports CCAP’s on-the-ground work to design and implement National Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), including most recently the Colombia Waste NAMA, the Colombia Refrigerators NAMA and the Thailand Building Energy Efficiency NAMA.
Brooks brings to CCAP a background in international environmental negotiations and policy, with a focus on cross-sector partnerships for sustainable development. Prior to joining CCAP, Brooks worked as a Program Officer at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Geneva, Switzerland and a Jr. Associate for Earthmind, an international environmental consulting firm in Geneva. While at Earthmind, he worked with clients such as Danone, Yemen LNG and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and was a contributing author to UNEP’s Report on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB). Before that he worked as a Program Officer and Dialogue Coordinator at the ICTSD in Geneva, coordinating the program on trade and biodiversity and organizing international conferences engaging key stakeholders across multiple sectors on integrating sustainable policies into the international trading system.
Brooks holds an MA in International Environment and Energy Policy and International Business from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He received his BA in Government and in Romance Languages, cum laude, from Bowdoin College. He is fluent in French and Spanish, and conversant in Italian.