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Doug Norlen

Policy Director

Doug Norlen is a nationwide expert and specialist in the reform of multilateral trade and finance institutions, export credit agencies, and private banks. He was instrumental in reforming the U.S.'s bilateral financing policies, starting with reforms at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) announced in 1997 by President Clinton. More recently, his efforts helped implement climate change and accountability reforms at OPIC that are among the strongest at any mainstream bank worldwide. He also leads international NGO efforts to reform export credit agencies. His work has helped lead these agencies to adopt environmental and social policies that now direct the flow of tens of billions of dollars in financing worldwide. Doug also spearheads Pacific Environment's efforts to pressure banks to withdraw or condition funding for high profile coal and oil projects, and he will apply these same tools to transportation infrastructure proposals. Doug received a master's degree in International Studies from the University of Oregon.

Email Doug: dnorlen@pacificenvironment.org