David Ryfisch

Head of Division – Future-proof Finance
Germanwatch e.V.
Kaiserstr. 201


+49 (0)228 / 60 492-19

David Ryfisch is co-Head of Division for International Climate Policy with focus on public and private climate finance. He has longstanding experience in the alignment of bi- and multilateral development banks with climate change issues, processes in international fora on climate change as well as transparency especially of climate finance. Before joining Germanwatch he worked as advisor on climate finance for the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

  • with Germanwatch since 2019
  • climate finance advisor, GIZ
  • research assistant on Climate Finance and Transparency, UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP)
  • climate change consultant, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • Master’s degree in International Economics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva, Switzerland
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Economics and American Studies, University of Tübingen and University of São Paulo, Brazil
Focus of Work:
  • international public climate finance
  • sustainable finance and shifting of global financial flows
  • G7/G20
  • infrastructure investments