FORA.tv Speaker - Ian Johnson
Ian joined IDEAcarbon following a distinguished career at the World Bank. For eight years, he was the bank's vice president for sustainable development, overseeing its work on climate change and carbon finance.
As VP, Ian was responsible for policy, strategy, and oversight of the World Bank's work in environment, social policy, and agriculture and rural development. He was the chief spokesperson for the bank on all matters of policy related to environmentally and socially sustainable development.
Ian created and oversaw a major expansion in new and innovative funds including the bank's carbon finance business, the Global Environment Facility and Montreal Protocol funds utilised by the bank, the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund, and major funds for social and economic policy research.
Prior to that, he played a major role in negotiating the establishment of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and was senior manager of its operations from 1992 for about six years.
Previously, he was an economist with the British government and spent five years in rural Bangladesh working with the United Nations and a voluntary organization.
Ian is presently an advisor to Globe, G8+5, and to the UNFCCC and Chairman of IDEAcarbon.
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