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Julie Cerquiera

Julie Cerquiera is the Executive Director of the U.S. Climate Alliance, where she is helping to advance the climate and …

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Pete Ogden

Vice President for Energy, Climate, and the Environment

Prior to joining the Foundation, Pete was Senior Fellow for International Energy and Climate Policy at the Center for American Progress, Senior Advisor and Fellow at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, and Senior Advisor at the Rhodium Group.

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Dymphna van der Lans

CEO, Clean Cooking Alliance

Dymphna brings more than 25 years of experience managing and leading global development, energy, and climate initiatives in the nonprofit and private sectors.

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Ryan Hobert

Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change

Ryan helps lead the Foundation’s efforts to promote and protect the international climate agreement that was universally adopted by 195 countries in Paris in 2015.

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Jem Porcaro

Senior Director, Energy Access

Jem Porcaro is the UN Foundation’s Senior Director for Energy Access. He oversees the Foundation’s work to expand access to …

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Sue Biniaz

Senior Fellow for Climate Change

For more than 25 years, Sue served as the lead climate lawyer for the U.S. State Department. In that capacity, she played a central role in all major international climate negotiations, including the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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Reid Detchon

Senior Advisor for Climate Solutions

Reid is Senior Advisor for Climate Solutions. He previously served as the Foundation’s Vice President for Energy and Climate Strategy from 2006 to 2017.

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Mohamed T. El-Ashry

Senior Fellow, Energy and Climate

Mohamed served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), which he helped to establish.

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Melinda L. Kimble

Senior Fellow, Executive Office

Melinda offers policy advice on environmental issues, public health policy, and development finance. She serves on the High-Level Review Group for the 6th Global Environmental Outlook (UN Environment).

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Kalee Kreider

Senior Adviser

Kalee Kreider has over 25 years of communications and policy experience specializing in the environment, technology, sustainability and politics. Currently, …

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Thomas Lovejoy

Senior Fellow, Biodiversity and Environmental Science

Tom is an accomplished conservation and tropical biologist, who advises Foundation leaders on biodiversity and environmental science.

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