The Senior Director and White House Liaison for the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, and co-chair of the Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Working Groups.
Rick Duke serves as a Senior Director and White House Liaison for Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry. He was recently a consultant and Brookings senior fellow. He served as Special Assistant to President Obama, helping to craft and implement the Climate Action Plan, including defining the 2025 emissions reduction target for the Paris Agreement, spearheading an interagency push for the Kigali Amendment on HFCs to the Montreal Protocol, and authoring the U.S. Mid-Century Strategy for deep decarbonization.
Previously, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of Energy and worked at NRDC and McKinsey. He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton.