Isabel Blanco

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Isabel Blanco is an environmental economist with over 20 years' of experience in sustainable energy and climate change, mainly dealing with policy dialogue and regulatory analysis. At the EBRD, she manages the green economy team within the Economics, Policy and Governance group, engaged in the design and assessment of projects and policy dialogue in the environmental space.

Isabel has led the design of a dedicated methodology to assess the merits of green projects funded by the EBRD, and to define the green quality - one of the transition objectives of the Bank. She also leads the Just Transition Initiative and the group in charge of conducting economic assessment to projects with high carbon emissions. Other areas of work include green recovery and national decarbonisation plans and renewable energy policies.

Prior to joining the Bank, she managed the department of regulation at a large international renewable energy company and taught macroeconomics and development. She holds a PhD in environmental economics.