David Waskow

Director, International Climate Action Initiative,
World Resources Institute

David Waskow is the director of World Resources Institute (WRI)’s International Climate Action Initiative. The Initiative is focused on international cooperation that catalyzes and supports action on climate change at the national level in developed and developing countries. The initiative includes work on the elements of a 2015 international climate agreement.

Waskow has worked for many years at the intersection of environmental and development issues. Prior to WRI, he directed climate change policy at the development organization Oxfam America, where much of his work focused on climate finance issues. Prior to joining Oxfam, Waskow served as the international program director for Friends of the Earth.
He has testified before Congress on responses to climate change and on trade issues, and he is frequently a go-to source on climate change for the media, from The Washington Post to The New York Times.

Waskow has graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University; his undergraduate degree is from Brown University.