Konrad von Ritter
Konrad von Ritter, co-founder of WEnergy Global, brings in over 30 years of experience in Sustainable Development Finance, of which 20 years with the World Bank Group, including as founder of the Climate Change Practice at the World Bank Institute (WBI). He continued with advisory activities in the area of Cities & Climate Change and Climate Finance, including advisory work on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) and smart energy policies. As a project leader he helped introduce economic instruments in environmental management in the Philippines, started up the first Ozone Depleting Substances phase out projects in Malaysia and Thailand, and served as the economist for the China Shandong Urban Environment project. He authored the study on Russia’s Environmental Impact Assessment Capacity. He is an Independent Expert in Crowdfunding for Climate Change and author of a paper on ‘Crowdfunding for Climate Change – A new source of finance for climate action at the local level?’ (2013). Currently, he serves Volt Europe as a Board Director; he was the Co-founder of Volt Germany and created the Volt Academy Policy Learning Programme. He has worked in Asia, Latin America, and Europe and holds a Masters Degrees in Economics and in Political Science from the FU Berlin, Germany; he has been trained by the German Development Institute (DIE); and has a certificate for an Environmental Economics Course at the HIID, Harvard.