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Carol Litwin
Sr. Renewable Energy Specialist , Green Climate Fund
Nacka, Sweden
An experienced energy professional with over 20 years’ experience in Asia, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean and Eastern Europe. Key areas of expertise include renewable energy, policy, and project finance. Carol has led operations for three major IFIs and currently works for the Green Climate Fund leading upstream work in the energy sector.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Government, Governance, Reforms
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
Carol has a background in the energy sector with three major international finance organizations and has led lending operations and worked with utilities to improve technical, operational and financial performance. She is currently working for the Green Climate Fund leading upstream work for effective deployment of climate finance for renewables.

Carol has deep technical knowledge of the sector and a solid understanding of global and regional energy markets. She has developed an extensive network across the private and public sector in climate finance and energy. She has demonstrated ability to manage people, originate, structure and manage complex projects in the context of high risk countries across the energy value chain. Experienced in deploying blended finance to overcome market constraints and barriers. Through policy dialogue and technical advice she has improved energy sector performance and put in place risk mitigation measures leveraging high volumes of private sector investments. Experienced in the structuring of financial risk instruments, and hands-on knowledge of processes and requirements of international finance organizations. Carol has over 15 years of leading lending operations with the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. As the Head of Energy at the Global Green Growth Institute Carol led policy and investment work to increase the penetration of renewable energy and energy efficiency. With the African Development Bank she managed and lead the restructuring of the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa in deployment of blended finance for small and medium sized renewable energy projects.

Recognized by colleagues and clients as being highly client focused with strong problem solving and negotiation skills in complex environments. Strong project management and team leader skills.
School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Philosophy Licentiate (Economics), 1996

School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Graduate and Ph.D Courses (Economics and econometrics),1993

Center for Political Studies, Institute of Social Research, University of Michigan,
Graduate Course (Econometrics),1993

Department of Social Science and Public Economics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden B.Sc. (Economics, statistics, public administration, political science), 1992
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Swedish, French (intermediate)
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