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CATF welcomes Kathy Fallon as Director of Global Land Use and Climate Change

January 31, 2022 Work Area: Land Systems

BOSTON — Clean Air Task Force is proud to welcome Kathy Fallon to its team of experts as Director of Global Land Use and Climate Change.

Beginning February 1st, Fallon will lead a new CATF effort to identify and promote land-use strategies to reduce climate pollution and support clean energy infrastructure. Expanding on CATF’s longstanding work on bioenergy and land use, she will focus on how Earth’s finite land base can be managed to best meet competing demands and advocate for land use practices and policies that maximize climate change mitigation while taking into account important economic, environmental, social, and cultural considerations.

“Earth’s land resource is limited, and we must carefully consider its use for climate management,” said Armond Cohen, Executive Director at CATF. “To decarbonize the global economy, we must confront challenging issues around what solutions best complement efficient land use, and we are thrilled to welcome Kathy Fallon aboard to tackle these challenges alongside our talented group of experts. Her significant experience leading environmental initiatives at the intersection of science, policy, and communications will prove invaluable to our efforts to advance effective, scalable climate solutions around the world.”

Fallon brings national leadership and an extensive track record in clean energy, conservation, and environmental health to CATF, previously serving as a Senior Advisor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School’s Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) and as the founder and Director of the Science Policy Exchange at the Harvard Forest for 15 years. Prior to her time at Harvard, she was the Executive Director of the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, where she created the Science Links program to address acid rain and other environmental challenges. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and environmental studies from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in forest science from the Yale School of the Environment, and is a Switzer Fellow, Leopold Schepp Scholar, and recipient of the U.S. EPA Environmental Merit Award.

“Whether it’s forest conservation, agriculture, or the siting of energy infrastructure, smart land use planning is crucial to reaching climate targets in the U.S. and globally,” said Kathy Fallon. “I’m excited to take on this new role at CATF to spearhead the organization’s development of pragmatic and equitable land use policies.”

Read Kathy Fallon’s bio here.

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About Clean Air Task Force

Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a global nonprofit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies. With 25 years of internationally recognized expertise on climate policy and a fierce commitment to exploring all potential solutions, CATF is a pragmatic, non-ideological advocacy group with the bold ideas needed to address climate change. CATF has offices in Boston, Washington D.C., and Brussels, with staff working virtually around the world.  

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