Dawn Wells


Experience & Background

Dawn is an Advisor working with The Climate Board team, providing support on research and strategy. With extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, Dawn has worked with leading organizations such as the United Nations, co-managing a $100 million annual program portfolio for the Africa region. She co-authored the OECD's high-level 'Paris Alignment' report, which resulted in the declaration to terminate official development finance (worth $161 billion in 2020) for unabated international thermal coal power generation in 2021. Dawn has also co-developed climate adaptation indicators for UN SDG11 (Sustainable cities) at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and has undertaken projects in India, Uganda, and Kenya with The Earth Institute at Columbia University. Dawn received her bachelor's degree in Sustainable Development from Columbia University, and as a Masters Laureate with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs "Make Our Planet Great Again’ initiative, holds an MBA from IPAG Business School in Paris. Her thesis examined how digital disruption in the energy sector could drive decarbonization.

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