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Julia Meisel

Manager
  • Urban Transformation

Julia is a manager with the City Renewables Accelerator, a collaborative initiative with the World Resources Institute, the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, and Bloomberg Philanthropies through the American Cities Climate Challenge. The team is focused on helping cities across the United States procure renewable energy and meet their climate and energy goals.

Julia also manages Urban Transformation’s nature-based solutions work exploring how green infrastructure can help cities reduce their energy use and carbon footprint.

Before Urban Transformation, Julia worked on RMI’s Global Climate Finance Program.

Background

Prior to RMI, Julia worked on international climate change at the US Department of State, formulating policy and negotiating on behalf of the United States at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, including for the Paris Agreement. Julia’s previous experience includes air quality research at the US Department of Agriculture.

Education

Masters of Environmental Management, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

BA, Environmental Studies, Yale University

Location

Washington, D.C.

Authored Works
Blog

Spending Inside the Box

When we think about measures to address climate change, we often think of solar panels or wind farms. While it is true that we need to transition to renewable energy, investment in clean energy generation is only one piece of an economy-wide climate puzzle. To fully decarbonize, we need to…