Ian Johnson


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Ian Johnson has experience in the areas of sustainable development, energy and economic policy. He spent twenty-six years at the World Bank, starting as an energy economist and financial analyst and working through increasing levels of responsibility. He was, for his last eight years, Vice President for Sustainable Development and, for five years, also Chairman of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Prior to joining the World Bank, he was an economist with the British Government and spent five years in Bangladesh working with the United Nations and a non-government organization. Since leaving the World Bank Ian Johnson has been an advisor to the government of Chile, a member of the Swedish Commission on Climate Change, senior advisor to Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE) and chair of its Ecosystems Services Panel, as well as consultant to a number of international organizations. Dr. Johnson has acted as an advisor to the UK government, the UNFCCC and IFAD. From 2010-2014, Ian Johnson served the Club of Rome as Secretary General. He is an economist who has studied economics at the universities of Wales, Sussex and Harvard and business studies at Harvard.