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Ernesto Sanchez-Triana

Ernesto Sánchez-Triana, Global Lead for Environmental Health and Pollution Management for the World Bank

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Ernesto Sánchez-Triana is the Global Lead for Environmental Health and Pollution Management for the World Bank. He has worked on projects in numerous countries, including Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, India, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mexico, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru. Before joining the World Bank, he worked for the Inter-American Development Bank, the Colombian Petroleum Institute, and Occidental Petroleum. He also served as Director of Environmental Policy at Colombia’s National Department of Planning and as President of the Board of Directors of the Cundinamarca Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Sánchez-Triana has led the preparation of numerous policy-based programs, investment projects, technical assistance operations, and analytical works. He holds an engineer degree from Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia), and two master of science degrees and a PhD from Stanford University. He has authored numerous publications on pollution management, clean production, environmental economics, energy efficiency, environmental policy, organizational learning, poverty assessment, and green growth. Among his recent papers are Influence of Organizational Learning on Water Pollution Control in Colombia's Cauca Valley, Cleaner Production in Pakistan's Leather and Textile Sectors, Using Policy-based Strategic Environmental Assessments in Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reforms, and Managing Water-related Risks in the Sundarbans. Some of his most recent books include Cleaning Pakistan's Air: Policy Options to Address the Cost of Outdoor Air Pollution; Environmental Priorities and Poverty Reduction; Revitalizing Industrial Growth in Pakistan: Trade, Infrastructure, and Environmental Performance; Sustainability and Poverty Alleviation: Confronting Environmental Threats in Sindh, Pakistan; and Building Resilience for Sustainable Development of the Sundarbans