Pete Ogden

Vice President for Energy, Climate, and the Environment

Pete Ogden is Vice President for Energy, Climate, and the Environment at the United Nations Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, he 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.

During the Obama administration, he served in the White House as Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change on the Domestic Policy Council and Director for International Climate Change and Environmental Policy on the National Security Council, as well as at the State Department as Chief of Staff to the Special Envoy for Climate Change. Before his government roles, he was the Chief of Staff at the Center for American Progress. His writing on energy and climate issues has appeared in Foreign Affairs, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, and a variety of other outlets.

Recent Media

Institut Montaigne: America is Back: Biden’s Climate Summit Takes the Lead

Global Dispatches: Climate Diplomacy Gets a Big Boost from the White House

The Hankyoreh: The US will press Korea to raise its GHG target for 2030 (in Korean)

CSIS: The United States and Japan Are Aligned on Climate Strategy

World Energy: The US and Japan Are Charting a New Path