EnergySourceMar 11, 2021
Can green finance compensate for London’s post-Brexit losses?
By Paddy Ryan
Supporters of Brexit suggest that making London a “world leader” in green finance could compensate for the City’s post-Brexit losses. Green financial leadership could boost Britain’s domestic industry and transform its foreign policy. But competitive advantages for its financial sector may not materialize.
Paddy Ryan is a program assistant at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, where he works on the European energy security portfolio.
Ryan was part of the Atlantic Council’s inaugural Young Global Professionals class of spring 2021. Prior to joining the Council, he wrote for Britain’s The Spectator, where he covered international trade and security and reported from Kazakhstan during its historic 2019 election. He also served as Europe editor for Federal Network, a Capitol Hill-based press agency, where he led reporting on European Union institutions. During a brief hiatus from the Council, he worked as a climate editor for London-based Global Risk Insights, and worked as a consultant on finance, technology, and agriculture in emerging and frontier markets. In addition to The Spectator, his work has been published by Defense News, Energy Post, and the Atlantic Council’s EnergySource.
Ryan completed a master’s degree in international relations at the London School of Economics, where he wrote a dissertation on Anglo-Irish relations during the period of European monetary integration. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy. He is a triple-national of Ireland, Mexico, and the United States.