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Jennifer Morgan

Background - 4 April, 2016
Formerly the Global Director of the Climate Program at the World Resources Institute, Jennifer oversaw the Institute’s work on climate change issues and guided WRI strategy in helping countries, governments, and individuals take positive action toward achieving a zero-carbon future.

Jennifer MorganShe was responsible for day-to-day management of the 60+ person program, and worked closely with the WRI China, India, Brazil and Indonesia offices. In addition, Jennifer was WRI’s lead representative at international climate meetings, including the UNFCCC negotiations. She has published on international climate policy issues.

Prior to joining WRI in 2009, Jennifer worked at Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G) as Global Climate Change Director, where she led the organisation’s climate change work on its full range of global activities. Before E3G, Jennifer led the Global Climate Change Program of Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), growing its climate program both in size and geography, with a focus on Asia Pacific. While at WWF, she led the organisation on developing global campaigns on the power sector and on the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University in Political Science and GermanicStudies and a Masters of Arts from the School of International Service at The American University in International Affairs.

Jennifer has been cited in front-page articles in newspapers around the world on climate change and is regularly interviewed for radio and television programs. She has been Review Editor for the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She serves on the Germany Council on Sustainable Development and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. At Germanwatch’s 20th anniversary celebration, Jennifer was named an honorary member of the organisation for her long-term commitment to international climate issues and the empowerment of civil society.