Rhys Gerholdt is the Communications Manager for the Global Climate Program at World Resources Institute. He brings expansive knowledge of WRI’s issues and skills as a communications strategist, with more than eight years of communications experience, and six years with environmental organizations.
Rhys joined WRI from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), where he managed communications and media relations on a range of topics including international and domestic climate policy, deforestation, climate adaptation and the issues in the Mekong River basin.
Prior to WWF, Rhys was Communications Manager for U.S. Climate Action Network, a coalition of organizations advancing ambitious climate action in the United States and through the United Nations.
Rhys holds a Master’s in Communication from The Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s in Government from New Mexico State University. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife Jennifer.
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 ...