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Jonathan Coony

Global Lead for Green Competitiveness

Jonathan Coony is the Global Lead for Green Competitiveness at the World Bank Group. He leads the organization’s work to support private sector in developing countries to compete successfully in climate-related market with a focus on innovation.

Previously, he was Program Coordinator of the World Bank Group’s Climate Technology Program. During his tenure, the program scaled significantly, establishing a network of seven Climate Innovation Centers and bringing in five donor partners. Coony has also worked in the World Bank energy sector.

Prior to joining the Bank, Coony worked at the International Energy Agency, where he led teams to review country energy policies, negotiated with governments on policy recommendations, and published books on energy policy.

Earlier in his career, Coony advised the private power sector, structuring project finance for greenfield IPPs and acquisitions in the US, Latin America and Asia. In addition, he developed and marketed a renewable energy cooling technology for the Caribbean market.

Coony holds an MBA from INSEAD (France), and M.S. and B.S. degrees in engineering from Brown University (USA). He has written 10 books on international energy policy and holds two U.S. patents in clean energy technology.