Mats Marquardt focuses on climate finance and the sustainable development co-benefits of climate action. He is a development economist, with a keen interest in exploring the relevance of climate action co-benefits and the role of finance institutions in driving Paris-aligned sustainable development. Prior to joining NewClimate Institute, Mats worked as a climate action and development advisor for the international consultancy firm Factor. Mats holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management Science from the University of Southampton, as well as a master’s degree in Development Economics from the Georg-August Universität Göttingen. In his studies, he specialised in research methods for applied empirical economics in developing countries.