Research Associate, International Climate Action
Nate is a Research Associate for the Climate Program supporting the International Climate Action Team. In this role, he provides research and analysis on issues relating to the UNFCCC, the Paris Agreement, and its implementation. Nate also co-leads the Allied for Climate Transformation By 2025 (ACT2025) Consortium, which convenes key stakeholders to identify and agree on how to design just and ambitious outcomes at UN climate negotiations.
Nate has served in a few other roles across the Institute. Most recently, Nate served as a Program Specialist for the NDC Partnership supporting the the Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) designed to deliver targeted, fast-track support to countries to enhance the quality, increase the ambition, and implement NDCs. Nate was previously the Report Coordinator for the Global Commission on Adaptation where he helped manage the report writing process for the Global Commission’s Flagship Report. Nate also supported the Gender & Social Equity Initiative as the team’s Program Coordinator and served as Special Assistant to WRI’s Global Director of the Governance Center.
Prior to joining WRI, Nate provided administrative support to project teams for a DC-based international development firm. Nate has interned at the Department of State supporting climate policymakers and the Watershed Organization Trust in Pune, India, assisting the Governance team in preparing research for a university-sponsored project on climate adaptation.
Nate holds a Bachelor's degree in International Studies with a specialization in Global Governance and a regional focus in South Asia from American University.
Nate loves trying new foods, dancing, and traveling.
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