Sofia Ahlroth


Sofia is a Senior Environmental Economist at the World Bank, and part of the secretariat for WAVES – Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem services. WAVES is a global partnership dedicated to mainstreaming natural capital accounting (NCA) into development planning, and is working with developing countries to build capacity and develop policy-relevant natural capital accounts. Sofia is managing the Policy and Technical Experts Committee (PTEC), which supports WAVES in developing methods for ecosystem accounting and demonstrating policy uses of natural capital accounting, and is a focal point for the South East Asia and the Pacific region. She also manages WAVES’s interaction with private sector natural capital accounting.Previous to joining the World Bank, Sofia was head of the Environmental Economics unit at the Swedish EPA. She has a PhD in Natural Resource Economics and Environmental Strategy Analysis. Previously, she has worked at the Swedish National Institute of Economic Research, Statistics Sweden, the Ministry of Environment and the Swedish EPA. Sofia has also been in the secretariat of the Swedish Climate Committee and the Commission on Climate Change and Vulnerability, and has participated in international working groups like the London Group on Environmental Accounting, the OECD Working Party of Environmental and Economic Policies and in expert groups for CLRTAP and Clean Air for Europe. Her main line of work has been valuation of environmental impacts, CGE modeling and environmental accounting. Sofia participated in the development of environmental accounts in Sweden in the nineties, and in the drafting of the 2003 SEEA.