Kathleen is a part-time Associate with the Climate Resilience Practice and the International Climate team. She focuses on adaptation issues within the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
In addition to her work at WRI, Kathleen is principal of KAM Consulting, LLC, working with clients globally to promote deeper understanding of linkages among issues such as climate change, food security, population dynamics, gender, and reproductive health. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, where she teaches courses on sustainable development challenges and solutions. Over the past 15 years, Kathleen has focused on policies and programs related to the environment and development in the US, Asia, and Africa.
Kathleen earned a B.S. in environmental science from the College of William and Mary, and an M.S. and M.P.P. from the University of Michigan.
She lives in Washington, DC with her family, and in her free time, plays violin with the Capital City Symphony and a local bluegrass band.
By the time the last gavel came down early in the morning of November 18, international climate negotiators in Bonn paved the way to the next climate summit in Katowice, Poland in 2018. There, the rules underpinning the Paris Agreement ...