Reb Pearl, 1997
Global Gender and Climate Alliance
Type of Business
Life, Physical and Social Science
Date of Operation
Description of Business or Organization
The Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) is a joint initiative of 13 United Nations agencies and 25 international civil society organizations that is bringing a human face to the climate change debate. We work to ensure that global and national climate change initiatives and policies are responsive to gender-differentiated impacts and draw on women's empowerment and leadership. The GGCA provides training and technical assistance to governments and develops new knowledge in the areas of climate change adaptation, mitigation, finance, deforestation, and related areas.
How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?
Evergreen's multidisciplinary approach was a strong basis for my work in international policy on sustainable development and climate change, and particularly in the United Nations environment where every sector from trade to energy to health is interconnected. I chose Evergreen because I could study environmental science alongside political economy, plus independent study in Nicaragua. The seminar approach prepared me well for graduate school in sustainable international development and for a career that requires public speaking, negotiation, creative thinking and strategy, and effective communications.