ACEF Speaker 2021

Dr. Peter Warren

Head of Climate Finance for Innovation,
UK Government (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy)

Peter Warren is head of climate finance for innovation in the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). He manages the UK’s international climate finance investments (Official Development Assistance) and international policy for clean energy innovation. He previously led the former UK Government Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)’s evidence needs and analysis on smart energy. Peter previously worked in the International Energy Agency (IEA) on energy efficiency in emerging economies and worked as a Sustainability Manager in industry. Peter holds a PhD in energy policy from University College London (UCL), two multidisciplinary MSc degrees, a PgC and a BSc all in the energy and climate change field. Peter is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and is a part-time Lecturer in energy and climate policy at UCL (since 2013).


  • Innovative and Sustainable Cooling Solutions for Asia and the Pacific (ADB, ADBI, SEforALL, UK-BEIS)