David Wilk is the lead Climate Change Specialist and acting chief in the Climate Change and Sustainability Division (INE/CCS), at the Inter-American Development Bank. Wilk joined the IDB in 2001 and led the development of the Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative (SECCI) and its Funds (2006-07). Wilk coordinated the development of the Bank´s Climate Change Strategy and its Action Plan, and led multiple regional and country climate change technical co-operations and lending programs throughout Latin America, including a series of climate change programmatic and policy-based loans in Mexico and Peru. He is the Division’s focal point of the IDB’s Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative and co-leader of new technical assistance programs in support of sub-national climate action plans, including cross-sectoral/ integrated approaches to increase climate resilience in critical watersheds.
Wilk holds a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning (1985) and PhD in Environmental Planning (2000) from the University of California, Berkeley.