Deeba Yavrom is an Energy, Climate & Finance intern working with the Cities & Transport program. In brief, he is helping develop a tool that will help cities, solution providers and capital providers identify what types of innovative mechanisms are available to finance sustainable urban services.
Deeba holds a M.A. in International Economics, Energy Policy from Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington D.C. At SAIS, he was a student consultant for the UNEP: Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System where his group was tasked with quantifying the level of subsidy received by the financial system, in an effort to find gaps in sustainable finance. He also interned at the State Department, OPIC and the Northeast Group. Before graduate school, he worked as a photojournalist and documentary photographer for a variety of newspapers.
Deeba loves to be in the outdoors, whether it be hiking, golfing, playing tennis, skateboarding, or spending time with his lovely wife and somewhat loveable dog.
Brazil has what may seem like a fortunate problem: public finance is too readily available for transport projects. The government financed most of the improved transport for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics, while the three big public ...