20 November 2012
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Presentation—Introduction to the webinar and panelists
Transcript—Webinar audio transcript
This webinar-based training focuses on dispelling the myth that clean energy projects in developing countries cannot be implemented with private debt and equity. Presented in conjunction with Climate Technology Initiative (CTI)/Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN), the webinar highlights their achievements working with project developers and other project proponents to help structure the project and the associated business plan to attract investors and reach financial closure.
Elmer Holt, CTI PFAN Manager, Chair of CTI Executive Committee
Mr. Holt is an Economist with the United States Department of Energy in the Office of International Climate Policy and Technology within the Office of Policy and International Affairs where he works on a variety of topics related to climate change and technology transfer under international agreements such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Mr. Holt currently serves as Chair of the CTI Executive Committee, and he is the CTI PFAN Manager, which is the global multilateral activity being discussed during this webinar. Like the other panelist participating here today, Mr. Holt played a pivotal role in the founding and growth of the CTI Private Financing Advisory Network. Additionally, since 1983, Mr. Holt has been an adjunct professor in the Economics Department of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
Taiki Kuroda, CTI-PFAN Secretariat, Chief of Programme Secretariat
Taiki Kuroda is an administrator at the International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer of Japan where he heads the operations of the Climate Technology Initiative Programme Secretariat and the CTI Private Financing Advisory Network Programme Secretariat. He has closely been engaged in the founding and growth of the CTI PFAN, and coordinated the organization of CTI PFAN Regional Clean Energy Forums.
Peter Storey, Global Coordinator
Peter Storey is a financing professional specialising in developing countries and transition economies, with significant expertise in renewable energy as well as other infrastructure sectors. He has held senior positions with major European banks and project developers and has more than 20 years of experience of working on multi-disciplinary advisory and financing mandates and of structuring and developing projects. He has significant expertise in deal origination and transaction, project development, investment analysis and structuring of complex financing transactions in challenging environments. Storey was a co-initiator the Climate Technology Initiative’s Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN) and his company, PPL International, is the PFAN Global Coordinator.
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