The halls of the United Nations climate conference (COP25) in Madrid this week have been buzzing with discussions about the complex challenges posed by climate change—and the equally complex solutions. Finance plays a central role in the debate, particularly for developing countries trying to navigate the maze of finance…
Whitney is an Associate on the Global Climate Finance team where she works on improving access to climate finance in least developed countries and supports the team’s Reinventing Climate Finance initiative to design a more holistic framework for financing decarbonization.
Prior to RMI, Whitney worked as an Analyst with NERA Economic Consulting. At NERA, Whitney supported utilities, regulatory commissions, and governments in the design and implementation of markets and auctions for energy procurement, environmental protection, and climate change mitigation. Whitney’s projects included a market for irrigation rights to protect freshwater resources, auctions for renewable resource generation, and the World Bank’s pilot facility to improve finance for projects that reduce greenhouse gases. Whitney has additionally worked with The Nature Conservancy on corporate engagement strategy for their global water funds and the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale on carbon pricing communications.
Master of Environmental Management, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
B.A. Economics, Washington University in St. Louis