GEAPP Leadership Council (GLC)

Our work is amplified by the advocacy efforts of the GLC formed of the heads of our Alliance partners and thought leaders who shape global finance, clean energy, and philanthropy

The GLC is a diverse coalition of nearly two dozen global leaders coming together to tackle the most challenging barriers to scaling just energy transitions worldwide and keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The GLC is a critical and impartial platform to start advancing solutions, including driving down the cost of clean energy technologies, delivering locally owned Just Energy Transition Partnerships (JET-Ps), and building carbon credits for coal decommissioning. The GLC will be a forum to galvanise action on a more ambitious, urgent, and inclusive global renewable energy agenda. Collectively this forum will shape the global agenda on these critical issues, strengthen our collective actions, and ensure optimal impact of GEAPP’s philanthropic capital.

The GLC is co-chaired by Jonas Gahr Støre, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway, and Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President of The Rockefeller Foundation.

GEAPP Leadership Council on Track to Meet 2024 Goals

During its launch in 2022, the GLC committed to significantly drive down the cost of renewable energy in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs). As a response, it launched the BESS Consortium at COP28 in Dubai, with the goal of securing 5GW of energy storage commitments by the end of 2024 and fully deploying 5GW of BESS infrastructure across 30 countries by 2030. Through its DRE Scale-Up Initiative, the GLC has agreed to focus on expanding and coordinating investments across program areas to achieve the $30bn capital flow that is urgently required for transformative change in sector by 2030, with an initial 1GW project pipeline goal in key markets in 2024.


Read the Co-Chair Statement

Solutions from the GLC

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)

Deploying Battery Energy Storage Systems to strengthen grids and enable them to rapidly adopt high levels of least-cost, variable renewable energy

Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE)

Accelerating the uptake of distributed renewable energy, to provide fast, clean, cheap power where it is needed most

Meet the GLC Members

  • Jonas Støre – Co-Chair
    Prime Minister, Kingdom of Norway
  • Dr. Rajiv Shah – Co-Chair
    President, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Achim Steiner
    Administrator, United National Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Ajay Banga
    President, The World Bank
  • Ajay Mathur
    Director-General, International Solar Alliance
  • Akinwumi Adesina
    President, African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
  • Andrew Steer
    President and CEO, Bezos Earth Fund
  • Anne Finucane
    Business Executive, Former Vice Chair of Bank of America (BofA) and Former Chairman of BofA Europe
  • Børge Brende
    President, World Economic Forum
  • Damilola Ogunbiyi
    SSRG and CEO, Sustainable Energy for All; Co-Chair, UN-Energy
  • Fatih Birol
    Executive Director, International Energy Agency
  • Francesco La Camera
    Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Francesco Starace
    Partner, EQT Group
  • Ilan Goldfajn
    President, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven
    Managing Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Jessica Anderen
    CEO, IKEA Foundation
  • Jessica Uhl
    Vice Chair, Mission Possible Partnership
  • Jin Liqun
    President & Chair of the Board of Directors, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • Jon Creyts
    CEO, RMI
  • Kelly Sims Gallagher
    Dean of Energy & Environmental Policy, Tufts University
  • Mafalda Duarte
    Executive Director, Green Climate Fund
  • Makhtar Diop
    Managing Director, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Masatsugu Asakawa
    President, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Nadia Calviño
    President, European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Nick O’Donohoe
    Chief Executive Officer, British International Investment
  • Patricia Espinosa
    Founding Partner & CEO, onepoint5
  • Paul Polman
    Business Leader, Climate & Equality Campaigner, Author
  • Rania Al-Mashat
    Minister of International Cooperation, Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Ravi Venkatesan
    Board Chair, GEAPP
  • Rémy Rioux
    CEO, Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
  • Vera Songwe
    Co-Chair, United Nations High Level Climate Panel