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Gina McCarthy

National Climate Advisor, Biden White House

Gina McCarthy is White House National Climate Advisor, appointed to this new position by President Biden in January 2021. She was previously president and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council and a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she led its new Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment. From 2013 to 2017, McCarthy was EPA administrator, overseeing efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, mitigate air pollution, and conserve water sources. She spearheaded the Obama-Biden administration’s Clean Power Plan and helped pave the way for the Paris Agreement. McCarthy has advised five administrations of Massachusetts governors on environmental matters and was commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.

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