Gillian Zwicker is a Research Associate in WRI's Climate Program, US Team. As part of the US Climate Initiative, she works on identifying opportunities to decarbonize the US economy, interpreting data to inform policy options at subnational and national levels. Gillian manages the Expert Dialogues on International Cooperation project, analyzing climate policy in China, India, the EU, Mexico, and Canada, with the objective of facilitating bilateral cooperation around climate and energy issues. Recently, she supported collaborative workshops between US and China-based technical experts to identify issues for potential bilateral cooperation around methane emissions reductions from agriculture and waste sectors in both countries. She co-authored the briefing paper, Opportunities for Bilateral Methane Cooperation, which synthesizes outcomes of the methane workshops.

Prior to joining WRI, Gillian worked as a research assistant at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum. Before moving to D.C., Gillian lived in China for nearly four years, during which time she volunteered with grassroots organizations and conducted field research on natural resources and environmental information disclosure.

Gillian holds a M.A. in International Studies and Energy, Resources, and the Environment from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, and a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University.

Hailing from the Boston area, Gillian enjoys spending her free time outdoors walking or running trails along local rivers, whether it's the Potomac, the Charles, or the Yangtze.