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Shamini Selvaratnam

Associate Director of International Climate Policy

Washington, D.C.

Shamini Selvaratnam is the Associate Director of International Climate Policy. She brings over 15 years of combined experience working with the private sector, governments, and multilateral institutions. Her expertise is in energy and climate policy, multilateral engagement, strategic communications, government relations, and private-sector engagement. Shamini joined Ocean Conservancy from the United Nations Development Programme where she was the Energy Partnerships Lead for the Sustainable Energy Hub. She has also held several consulting assignments at the World Bank, where she is a senior consultant for the Sustainable Renewables Risk Mitigation program and was the External Affairs lead for the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. Before joining the World Bank, she led multilateral engagements for a global utility-scale solar developer. She also served as the Environment & Climate Action Working Group Lead for UN Global Compact Canada. She holds a BA in Sociology and Communications and an MSc in Climate Change and Development.




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