Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer Morgan
International Executive Director, Greenpeace International

Jennifer Morgan is currently the International Executive Director of the Greenpeace International. Previously, she was the Global Director of the Climate Program at the World Resources Institute. In this capacity, she 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. She 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, Ms. Morgan 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, Ms. Morgan worked at Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G) as Global Climate Change Director, where she led the organization’s climate change work on its full range of global activities. Before E3G, Ms. Morgan 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 headed its delegation to the seminal Kyoto Protocol climate negotiations. Ms Morgan’s career has also included working for the US Climate Action Network, and through the Robert Bosch Foundation, the European Business Council for a Sustainable Energy Future and for the German Federal Ministry of Environment, supporting the head of the German delegation to the UN climate change negotiations.

Ms. Morgan holds a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University in Political Science and Germanic Studies and a Masters of Arts from the School of International Service at The American University in International Affairs.

Ms. Morgan 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, Ms. Morgan was named an honorary member of the organization for her long-term commitment to international climate issues and the empowerment of civil society

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