Blue and green gradient placeholder image

Our People .

Matt Arnold

Senior Advisor, Sustainable Energy Transition Practice Matt Arnold

Matt Arnold has 13 years of experience working in energy and climate change, including at energy independent power producers and development organizations.  Matt has served core roles on USAID and UNDP-funded projects and has led program development in Latin America and the Caribbean, East Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia, and has expertise working on renewable energy development and climate change in Small Island Developing States in the Caribbean and Pacific regions.  He currently serves as a senior advisor for Chemonics’ Sustainable Energy Transition practice team.  He holds a Master’s degree in clean energy and climate policy.

by Matt Arnold

Reducing Fossil Fuel Use Is Key to the Sustainable Energy Transition

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Synthesis Report (AR6), issued in March 2023 features a stark message: the decisions that we make right now will have profound implications for the future. In the energy sector, such decisions must focus on incentives for reducing fossil fuels and development agencies, such as USAID, are…