E3G’s Director for Global Climate Change – Jennifer Morgan – has been appointed as the World Resources Institute’s next Director of its Climate and Energy Programme; succeeding Jonathan Pershing who joined the Obama Administration as Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change earlier this year.
E3G’s CEO, Nick Mabey, said,
Although we are sorry to lose someone with Jennifer’s unique talents, we are also proud to see her move back to the US to take such an important role at WRI. E3G and WRI have a longstanding organizational relationship, and Jennifer’s move will help strengthen our collaboration in the common effort to fight climate change.”
As Director of Global Climate Change at E3G, Jennifer has been responsible for E3G’s Global Deal Programme. Jennifer’s work has focused on EU relations on climate and energy security with China and the United States, and the global discussions on the future of the climate regime post-2012. She joined E3G in October 2006 from WWF-International where she led their global climate change team.
Jennifer’s tenure saw E3G deliver significant progress on many of its priority climate change outcomes:
- EU agreement to fund 10-12 large-scale CCS demonstration plants;
- A growing programme of Low Carbon Zone pilot projects in China; and
- The creation and founding of the Global Campaign for Climate Action, which now serves as a hub for public mobilisation for the Copenhagen negotiations.
“Jennifer joined E3G when we were still a fledgling outfit, and has been integral to delivering our core outcomes and helping to our growth into a sustainable organization. Jennifer will continue to be engaged with E3G’s work in the run up to Copenhagen Conference in December. We also look forward to retaining her valuable input as a non-executive director on the E3G board”, Mabey continued.
At WRI, Jennifer will be leading a team of more than 40 people that conduct research and develop policy and business options that promote international and U.S. responses to climate change.
WRI President Jonathan Lash said, “At this crucial time in the climate change and energy challenges, we are fortunate to have someone as experienced and talented as Jennifer. She will be a strong leader for WRI’s top-notch team of climate experts.”
Morgan added, “This is a pivotal moment in time to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. I think WRI can play a key role in transforming the conventional debate and building new coalitions. We can map a pathway to a prosperous future for the people and the planet.”
Jennifer Morgan will join WRI from 10th September 2009. Jennifer will also become a non-executive director of the E3G Board from that date.