Kate DeAngelis is a Research Assistant in the Climate and Energy Program at World Resources Institute. Focusing on collective climate action, she works on the Blueprint 2015 project, which aims to incrementally build an enabling environment that can secure, by 2015, the level of action by countries required to meet the 1.5 or 2 degree goal and achieve a sustainable low-carbon economy. Her research focuses on ambition and mitigation, including carbon markets, transparency and accountability of emissions reductions.
Prior to joining WRI, Kate worked at the Environmental Protection Agency on litigation against power plants and cement plants that had violated the Clean Air Act. Her other experiences include working on ways to improve enforcement of Chinese environmental laws at the Global Environmental Institute in Beijing, climate change issues such as short-lived climate pollutants at the State Department, international implementation of maritime laws at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and ensuring sound science is used when implementing environmental laws at the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Kate holds a J.D. in environmental law from the University of Maryland and B.A. in psychology and political science from The George Washington University.