Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; Former Special Envoy for Climate Change, US Department of State
Todd Stern is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a distinguished fellow at the World Resources Institute. From 2009 to 2016, he was special envoy for climate change at the US State Department, leading the US effort in negotiating the Paris Agreement and in all climate negotiations in the seven years leading up to Paris. Previously, Stern was a partner at the law firm WilmerHale and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. He was counselor to the US treasury secretary from 1999 to 2001 and served in the White House from 1993 to 1999, mostly as staff secretary.