Vice President for Climate and Economics
World Resources Institute (WRI)
- CD3: HOW ARE THE NET-ZERO EMISSIONS TARGETS RESHAPING THE TRAJECTORY FOR ENERGY TRANSITION?
Helen Mountford is Vice President for Climate and Economics at the World Resources Institute (WRI). The Climate team helps policymakers, businesses and civil society globally to identify and advance the deep structural shifts needed to address climate change. The Economics team uses an economics approach to strengthen the analysis and impact of WRI’s work. Helen is also Program Director for the New Climate Economy project, providing independent and authoritative evidence on approaches which both strengthen economic performance and reduce the risks of climate change. Helen previously worked as Deputy Director of Environment for the OECD advising governments on green fiscal policy reforms, climate change finance and economics, green growth, water pricing, biodiversity incentives, and environmental outlooks and modelling. Prior to this, she managed a recycling company in the UK and worked for an environmental NGO in Australia. She has Masters degrees in Environmental Economics from University College London and in Environmental Management from University of Melbourne.