Katherine Silverthorne, J.D., M.E.L.
EcoAdapt Board Secretary
US Climate Change Programme Leader, E3G
Katherine Silverthorne leads E3G's climate change program in the U.S. In this role she will work to internationalize the U.S. debate in order to identify key areas of conflict and cooperation, build trust among the major actors, and promote a coalition for the passage of ambitious climate change legislation in the U.S. and ratification of an ambitious Copenhagen agreement.
Immediately before joining E3G, Katherine served as the director of policy for U.S. Climate Action Network (CAN). CAN is a network of more than 400 non-profit organizations around the globe established nearly twenty years ago to promote sound policy on climate change. As policy director, Katherine provided general strategic guidance for advocacy by CAN members and led efforts to develop collaborative positions, including submissions to Congressional committees and the UNFCCC on U.S. and international climate policy issues. Prior to joining U.S. CAN, Katherine served as the director for the US Climate Change Program of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Before joining WWF, she established the first climate change program for U.S. Public Interest Research Group in Washington, DC, which represents the interests of a nationwide network of Public Interest Research Groups active in more than 30 states. Katherine has served as co-chair of the American Bar Association's Committee on Climate Change and Sustainable Development. She has a Juris Doctor and Masters in environmental law from Vermont Law School and is a member of the bar in New York and Washington, DC.