Steven Wilson

Senior Climate Change Specialist, MID/IADB

Dr. Steven R. Wilson has worked in international development for over 20 years, with the United Nations Development Organization in Vienna, Austria from 1992-2000, and the Inter-American Development Bank from 2000 to present. He has managed projects and research related to international environmental standards, and management systems, ozone depleting substances, renewable technologies, energy efficiency and climate adaptation.

He is the designer of Proadapt, a $12million facility co/financed by the Nordic Development Fund that aims to help smaller firms build climate resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean. He also designs venture capital funds that promote energy efficiency and cleaner technology in the region.

Dr. Wilson was the first Chairman of the Greenhouse Gas Verification and Accreditation Committee of the American National Standards Institute, and works with national standards bodies and GHG registries of greenhouse gas accounting schemes. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the graduate school of School of Foreign Service and Georgetown University, and is editor of a forthcoming volume on climate resilience and the private sector. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in economics and business from the University of Texas and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Tennessee.

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