Ryan Hobert is the Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change at the United Nations Foundation, an organization created in 1998 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner to connect people, ideas and resources with the UN. Ryan works on a variety of climate and energy initiatives – including the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative, the UN Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network, and Friends of Sustainable Energy for All – an effort to elevate energy issues on the New York diplomatic community’s agenda. Before joining the UN Foundation in 2004, Ryan worked at the United Nations Environment Program’s Energy Branch in Paris. Ryan holds a B.A. in Political Science from Wheaton College, in Illinois; and a Masters in International Affairs from the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) in Paris.