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Bard Center for Environmental Policy presents

National Climate Seminar: Advancements in California Climate Policy

Emily Reyna, Senior Manager, Partnerships and Alliances, US Climate and Energy, Environmental Defense Fund

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

[National Climate Seminar: Advancements in California Climate Policy]
By Anne Lapera MS'15
Emily Reyna is the Senior Manager of Partnerships and Alliances for EDF's US Climate and Energy Program. In this role, Emily is responsible for engaging and forging common ground with businesses and other key stakeholders to understand and further the goals and benefits of California's Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32).

Emily previously worked in EDF’s Corporate Partnership’s Program on EDF Climate Corps, an innovative program that places specially-trained MBA and MPA students in companies, cities and universities to build the business case for energy efficiency. Emily helped grow Climate Corps from 7 fellows in 2008 to approximately 100 in 2012. Emily was responsible for managing company relationships, leading fellow training and determining program metrics. She was a fellow at Cisco Systems in the inaugural Climate Corps class in 2008 where she identified the potential for significant energy and cost savings in Cisco’s data labs. Prior to working at EDF, Emily worked at Ford Motor Company. She holds a BS from Stanford University and a MBA and MS from the University of Michigan.

Environmental Defense Fund (, a leading national nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships.

For more information, call 845-758-7071, or e-mail

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm