Ben Smith

General Manager, Consulting Practice

Ben has 10 years experience working on adaptation internationally, and specialises in climate risk management, and adaptation knowledge services.

He is currently leading GCAP’s work on mainstreaming climate resilience in both the European Investment Bank, and African Development Bank. A particular focus of this work is on procedures to identify and manage climate risks in the banks’ operations, and ensuring that investments are resilient to climate change. Ben holds a PhD from King's College London looking at the role of river restoration in meeting ecological targets under the EU Water Framework Directive, and has particular expertise in adaptation in the Water sector.