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Thursday, 19 November 2015
11:30 - 13:00 Doing business in non-European markets
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Room: Montmartre

As part of a series of ‘Doing Business in …’ workshops organised by Global Wind Energy Council - this interactive session will focus on markets outside Europe.  Speakers will share their experiences and insights into wind developments in Brazil, India and Mexico, outlining the challenges companies are likely to face when trying do business, and some practical tips as to how to overcome them.

Delegates are actively encouraged to engage with the speakers during the Q&A part of the session.

Moderator:

Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) 

 

 

 

Speakers:

Geraldine Ang, Policy Analyst – Green Investment Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Climate, Biodiversity and Water Division, Environment Directorate, OECD

Geraldine Ang will present key findings from the recent OECD report Overcoming Barriers to International Investment in Clean Energy. This report highlights the increasing use of local-content rules in wind energy in emerging economies, as well as OECD countries, mostly since the 2008 financial crisis. It provides new evidence that such rules have hindered international investment in wind energy, in a context of global value chains. 

 

 Doing Business in …. Mexico

Joan Aymami, Vice President of International Business at AWS TruePower, will share with delegates his first hand experience of establishing a business in Mexico.  Having set up an office in Mexico City only months ago, Joan will outline   the main challenges he faced while establishing the business there, and will provide some concrete tips on how best to deal with these challenges.

 

 

 Doing Business in …. India

Shruti Shukla, GWEC’s Director of Policy and Global Projects, will explain the latest developments in the FOWIND Offshore project and what opportunities lie ahead for the industry in India.

 

 

 

Learning objectives

Geraldine Ang
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Presenter's biography

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Geraldine is a Policy Analyst on green investment and climate change policy at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. She joined the OECD in 2011 and works jointly for the Environment Directorate and the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs. In her role, Geraldine is undertaking research and identifying good practices to help governments from emerging economies and OECD countries mobilise private investment in green infrastructure, with a focus on clean energy investment. She has published several OECD reports, including Overcoming Barriers to International Investment in Clean Energy (2015; summary available here), which discusses the increasing use of local-content requirements in solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind energy in OECD and emerging economies since the financial crisis. This report provides new empirical evidence that such requirements have hindered international investment in solar and wind energy, in a context of global value chains. She has co-authored several other OECD reports, such as the Policy Guidance for Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure (2015) and the paper Mobilising Private Investment in Sustainable Transport (2013). Geraldine is currently developing new empirical analyses to help policy makers improve the effectiveness of policy support to investment and innovation in low-carbon technologies in the power sector. She is also liaising with partner governments to promote policy assistance and develop road maps of actionable reforms to scale up private investment in clean energy. She is also contributing to OECD’s participation to the climate change conference (COP21) in Paris in December 2015, as well as to other high-level events such as the G20. Prior to joining the OECD, Geraldine conducted research on the economics of climate change mitigation for the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and consulted for the United States Mission to the United Nations on climate change. She also served as Senior Editor of Columbia University’s Journal of International Affairs. Previously, she worked for three years as an Associate Manager on marketing and strategy for Lagardere Active in New York and for one year for the French Senate in Paris. Geraldine holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) (2011), and a Master in Management from HEC Paris (2006).

Abstract

Geraldine Ang will present key findings from the recent OECD report Overcoming Barriers to International Investment in Clean Energy. This report highlights the increasing use of local-content rules in wind energy in emerging economies, as well as OECD countries, mostly since the 2008 financial crisis. It provides new evidence that such rules have hindered international investment in wind energy, in a context of global value chains.