John Roome

Senior Director, Climate Change, World Bank

John Roome is Senior Director for Climate Change at the World Bank. As Senior Director, John not only leads a team of specialists but works across the World Bank Group to advance the institution’s climate change agenda.

Prior to this assignment he was Operations and Strategy Director for Global Practices and Cross Cutting Solutions at the World Bank. He previously served as Director for Sustainable Development in the Bank’s East Asia and the Pacific Region, responsible for working with 22 client countries in the region in the water, urban, transport, energy, rural, agriculture, environment, and social sectors, as well as in disaster risk management and climate change.

In sessions: Opening Plenary, The Voice of Indigenous People: Because it Matters, Closing Plenary