Jonathan Walters is a Senior Associate at E3G contributing to the organisation’s work on International Financial Institutions and public banks. His role focuses on ensuring that these critical public finance institutions – including Multilateral Development Banks like the World Bank – lead the global transition to a climate-safe world.
His areas of expertise include energy and climate change mitigation, encompassing strategies, projects, policies, planning, institution-building, and financing. He has very extensive experience in partnerships between development banks. His research interests and publications include renewable energy, climate finance, energy storage, energy sector reform, and the political economy of energy.
Prior to joining E3G, he worked in the World Bank (for 26 years, until early retirement at Director level in 2014), in BP (for 2.5 years on a staff exchange), in the Government of Swaziland (as an ODI Fellow for 3 years), and since 2014 as an independent researcher and consultant. Jonathan is also a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies.
Jonathan has worked on many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, South Asia and East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union, including in several periods of political and economic crisis.
Jonathan is a graduate of the Universities of Oxford and London.
He grew up in Malta, is a UK national, and lives in Washington DC. Mr. Walters is married with two children.