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Sarah La Monaca

Principal, Climate Finance



Sarah La Monaca is a Principal in the Climate Finance practice at international energy transition non-profit RMI. In this role, she has been engaged on development of transition metrics for financial institutions, both for the power sector specifically, and more broadly as the lead for the Paris Agreement Capital Transition Assessment (PACTA) tool and methodology. Prior to joining RMI, Sarah was a Research Associate at the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy, where her work focused on climate change impacts in the power sector and barriers to clean energy finance. She was previously a Senior Researcher in Energy Economics and Policy at the University College Dublin (UCD) Energy Institute, where she co-authored research on clean energy programs and policies, and served on a climate mitigation advisory committee for the Irish government. Sarah’s past work also includes positions with the U.S. Department of Energy, most recently as a Policy Advisor Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, supporting analysis and implementation of the President’s Climate Action Plan, and advising senior leadership on a range of policy and management issues.

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