Maria Tapia leads the Climate finance agenda at the Global Center on Adaptation, where she coordinates the implementation of climate finance activities and projects for the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program and the South Asia Program. From 2011 to 2021, Maria was the coordinator of Climate Innovative Solutions at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). From 2001 to 2010, she was a director of the structured finance team for Latin America at Standard & Poor’s. Maria has a BA in Finance and an MSc in Global Environmental Change.
Global Center on Adaptation (GCA)
The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is an international organization that works in partnership with the public and private sectors to catalyze action and support adaptation solutions, from local to international levels, to ensure learning and collaboration for a climate-resilient future. The GCA’s work elevates the visibility and political importance of climate adaptation. It facilitates solutions such as smarter investments, new technologies and better planning to promote resilience to climate-related threats.