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Christopher Ede-Calton

Christopher Ede-Calton is Outreach Lead for Climate Action & Data for WRI United States. He supports WRI United States’ work with the Global Covenant of Mayors, leading our international and national outreach.

Prior to his current role, he worked as Research Analyst for the U.S. Climate Initiative, U.S. China Track II Dialogue on Energy, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development, and WRI Business Center’s work with U.S. companies. He also provided coordination, scheduling, and research support for Sam Adams (Director of U.S. Climate Initiative), and Andrew Light (Distinguished Senior Fellow.) Prior to joining WRI, Christopher served as Special Advisor to H.E. Ambassador Stuart Beck at the Mission of Palau to the United Nations, advising on the intersection of new technologies and foreign policy.

Christopher has a B.A. in International Affairs from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

In his free time, Christopher enjoys a variety of activities including touring museums, long bike rides, long camping trips, and anything remotely adventurous.

Authored Content

Open Data—The Key to Unlocking Cities’ Potential on Climate

Cities are responsible for 80 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally, while occupying only two percent of global land area. Considering that cities will be home to two-thirds of the human population by 2050, enlisting them in the fight…