Jonathan Coony is the Global Solutions Lead for Green Competitiveness at the World Bank Group in the Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice. He co-leads the organization’s strategy to support private sector capacity in developing countries to compete successfully in growing climate-related sectors with a focus on innovation of local solutions.
Previously he was the Program Coordinator of the World Bank Climate Technology Program (CTP) at the World Bank. During his tenure, the program scaled considerably to establish a network of seven Climate Innovation Centers to support firms to innovate commercial climate solutions for local markets and grow their businesses. Over this time, the CTP also brought in five donor partners with over $70 m commitment. Jonathan has also worked in the World Bank energy sector.
Prior to the World Bank, Jonathan worked at the International Energy Agency (IEA) where he led teams to review country energy policies and negotiate with governments on policy recommendations.
Jonathan was also a financial consultant to the private power sector for over seven years, helping to structure project finance for greenfield IPPs and acquisitions in the US, Latin America and Asia. He also developed and marketed a renewable energy cooling technology for markets in the Caribbean.
Jonathan holds an MBA from INSEAD (France), and MS and BS degrees in engineering from Brown University (USA).
Jonathan has written ten books on international energy policy, regularly speaks at conferences on climate innovation, and holds two US patents in renewable energy technology.