Lee Beck is CATF’s International Director for Carbon Capture. In this capacity, Lee co-directs the Carbon Capture Program and leads our engagement on US federal carbon capture and CO2 infrastructure policy, and the EU carbon capture and removal program. Lee was part of the core team building CATF’s presence in Europe and as an EU citizen living in the US is passionate about advancing and strengthening the transatlantic relationship on climate. Lee has worked on clean energy and climate policy on both sides of the Atlantic, and is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center.
Lee comes to CATF from the Global CCS Institute where she served as a Senior Advisor leading the Institute’s advocacy efforts in North America, and was part of a global team focused on advocacy and policy. While at the Institute, she has significantly increased their presence in policymaker education efforts on climate change, as well as the need for technology innovation and deployment.
Previously, Lee worked for the Vermont Energy Investment Cooperation, and at Eni USA in their Washington DC International Relations Office on international affairs and government relations. She also worked for the EU Delegation to the US as a trainee on transportation, energy, and environmental policy issues. Before working in the energy field, Lee was a journalist reporting for multiple outlets reporting from Germany, Italy, Tanzania and Hong Kong. She has a Master of Arts in International Affairs & Economics with majors in Energy, Resources & Environment and Political Economy from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Originally from Germany, she speaks German, French and Italian.