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Franco Carvajal Ledesma
CATF Expert

Franco Carvajal Ledesma

Latin America and the Caribbean Policy Analyst, Methane Pollution Prevention


Franco Carvajal Ledesma joined CATF in September 2023 as Latin America and the Caribbean Policy Analyst. In this role, he will support the development of and advocate for policies that promote methane reduction in the oil and gas sector across the region.

Before joining CATF, Franco worked as an energy economics consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Energy Division. There, he conducted research and data analysis on energy transition policies and energy market regulation in Latin America. He also served as a consultant for the UN-ECLAC in Santiago de Chile, providing technical assistance for capacity-building in environmental indicators. Additionally, Franco worked for the World Bank, supporting the development of natural capital accounting projects focused on energy and air emissions in the region. Franco started his career as an Analyst at the Ministry of Environment of Ecuador, leading the development of the National Environmental Account of Oil and Natural Gas.

Franco holds a Master’s degree in Applied Research in Economics and Business from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.