Pershing, director, Climate and Energy Program, World Resources Institute (WRI), along with two companies, BP and Bentley Prince Street, were given the awards at the Registry’s conference “Connecting the Dots on Climate Change,” held in Dana Point, California. Pershing was recognized for “demonstrating exemplary leadership in addressing climate change.”
“This is a wonderful honor for Jonathan Pershing, and WRI is proud to have him leading our climate program,” said Jonathan Lash, president, WRI. “Global warming is already affecting the planet; Dr. Pershing and his team have already developed solutions that respond to this threat, and are being adopted by local and state governments and the private sector.”
Florence Daviet, an associate in WRI’s Climate and Energy program, was also honored with one of the Registry’s six Appreciation Awards, designed “to recognize individuals whose help and dedication has been invaluable over the last year.”
Pershing won the award – a large championship belt – for his work as an advisor in both U.S. and international climate change policy work. Under his tutelage, WRI’s climate program continues to develop frameworks for corporate GHG accounting, emissions trading, energy technology, and international climate agreements.
Prior to joining WRI, Pershing was head of the Energy and Environment Division of the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris; served in the Office of Global Change, U.S. Department of State; was a key U.S. negotiator for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol, led delegations to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; and helped create bridges between government policymakers and the scientific community.
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