Senior Fellow, Global Climate Program
World Resources Institute
Taryn Fransen is an international climate change policy expert based in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a Senior Fellow in WRI’s Global Climate Program, Taryn focuses on long-term (2050) climate strategies and Nationally Determined Contributions, with a view to leveraging these and other policy instruments in support of rapid decarbonization. In 2018, Taryn served as Senior Policy Advisor on the Global Climate Action Summit for the Office of the Governor of California. From 2011-2017, she led WRI’s Open Climate Network, a coalition for ambition and transparency on climate action that focused most recently on countries’ commitments under the Paris Agreement. Previously, she managed the GHG Protocol’s efforts to build GHG accounting capacity in developing countries, including Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and the Philippines. Taryn has also contributed to WRI’s research on climate finance and on measurement, reporting, and verification.