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Angela Whitney

Sr. Associate

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Angela Whitney leads RMI’s work on Green Investment Banks. Ms. Whitney came to RMI from the Hewlett Foundation where she led the Environment Program’s climate finance strategy and grant making. The aim of her work was to align capital flows with a two degree climate scenario, ensuring investing supports a transition to a low-carbon economy.

BACKGROUND

Her prior experience includes working for the National Park Service’s San Francisco Regional Office where she focused on issues of land protection and climate resilience. Her work also investigated impacts of energy development in the California desert.

EDUCATION

Masters of Environmental Science, Yale School of Forestry

BA, Politics, Willamette University

Authored Blog Posts

Why Local Is Better than Global in the World of Low-Carbon Finance

Building climate-friendly technologies comes with a price tag; installing solar panels, erecting wind turbines, and implementing new public transportation systems all cost money. Yes, these projects often pay for themselves in the medium run, and are often even cheaper than high-carbon alternatives on a life-cycle basis, yet the up-front costs…