Debbie Caldwell, Belfast City Council | Business in the Community NI

Climate Commissioner, Belfast City Council

Debbie Caldwell is the Climate Commissioner for Belfast City Council. She is an experienced climate change specialist with over 20 years’ experience working in international development in countries including Bangladesh, Nigeria and Rwanda. She leads the Council’s climate work and co-chairs the Belfast Resilience and Sustainability Board and the Belfast Climate Commission.

Prior to joining the Council, Debbie led the design and delivery of climate investments in Asia and Africa. In Bangladesh, Debbie led a £5m development project supporting vulnerable communities living in the coastal zone and a series of scoping studies to support the design of a planned £200 million climate programme. She also advised the Government of Rwanda for several years on its national climate fund (now the largest national climate fund in Africa) and the Green City pilot project in Kigali. Debbie moved to Belfast in 2018 after 17 years living and working in Africa and Asia.