In this episode, I interviewed Susanne Brooks, Senior Director, U.S. Climate Policy & Analysis at Environmental Defense Fund.
Susanne’s areas of expertise include climate change, U.S. climate and energy policy, and carbon pricing.
Specifically, she works to develop and advocate environmentally responsible and economically sound policies aimed at reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants. Susanne’s areas of expertise include U.S. federal and state climate and energy policy, the economic impacts of climate change, and the design of carbon pricing programs.
The Environmental Defense Fund is one of the world's largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of 700 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. EDF’s work focuses on four main areas including: Climate & Energy, Health, Oceans, and Ecosystems.
In this episode, Susanne and I discussed:
What sets EDF and their work apart from other NGO’s
Where EDF’s work fits into the broader picture of climate change
What Susanne does specifically for EDF which includes looking years ahead to make sure EDF is prepared for future legislation proposals
How EDF has been helping legislators by providing suggestions for carbon tax proposals using EMIs
How Susanne found her way into climate and climate policy related work
I hope you enjoy the show!
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Links for topics discussed in this episode:
Susanne Brooks LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanne-brooks-28a0894/
Susanne Brookers Twitter: https://twitter.com/susannebrooks
EDF’s Website: https://www.edf.org
Nat Keohane: https://www.edf.org/people/nathaniel-keohane
Resources for the Future: https://www.rff.org/
CEO Climate Dialogue: https://www.ceoclimatedialogue.org/
Climate Leadership Council: https://www.clcouncil.org/
World Resources Institute: https://www.wri.org/