Clemens Ploechl is managing partner at Energy Changes Projektentwicklung GmbH in Vienna, Austria. He holds master´s degrees in business administration and applied ecology. Clemens has 20 years of professional experience in all aspects of inter-/national climate change and energy policy and finance. Currently he is advising multilateral institutions and national governments around the globe on the implementation and financing of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). In Austria he is (co-) managing the Sustainable Energy Financing Platform Austria (SEFIPA) which aims to develop innovative financial instruments for incentivizing additional investments in sustainable energy and is supporting the crowd-investing platform www.crowd4climate.org to finance GHG mitigation/adaption projects in developing countries.