Tom Kerr

Principal Climate Policy Officer at International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group

Tom Kerr leads climate policy at the International Finance Corporation/World Bank Group. Tom leads the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, formed after the 2014 Climate Summit in New York to accelerate national action to price carbon as a climate change strategy. Mr. Kerr also oversees the World Bank Group’s development of harmonized greenhouse gas accounting and climate finance tracking methodologies.  He is responsible for private sector adaptation investment and climate risk screening; national clean energy/climate investment strategy development; and public finance innovation. Prior to working at the World Bank Group, Mr. Kerr was the Director of Climate Change at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, where he managed the global climate issue agenda by facilitating high-level dialogues between leaders in government, business and civil society at the Annual Meeting in Davos, at the G20 and other intergovernmental platforms. Before that, Mr. Kerr worked for the International Energy Agency, where he led the development of a suite of clean energy technology roadmaps and coordinated policy input into the Clean Energy Ministerial, the G8/G20 and the UNFCCC.  He started his career in Washington at the US Environmental Protection Agency, designing and implementing a suite of voluntary programs for the US government (Energy STAR, methane recovery, green power, Climate Leaders) to engage early business action on climate change. 

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