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Affiliation: 
PEW Center on Global Climate Change
Title: 
Environmental Analyst

Biography

Naomi Pena holds a Masters in City and Regional Planning, environmental focus, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her career has been devoted to reconciling economic and environmental objectives through analysis of policy, regulatory, and project options. Ms. Pena worked at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change for nine years before moving to Austria, where she currently works at the Joanneum Research Institute. In addition to analyzing general policy options to address climate change, she has specialized in the role of land use and land use change (LULUCF) in climate change mitigation, biofuels as a mechanism to address climate change, and technologies and policies needed to capture and store in geologic formations the carbon dioxide that results from electricity generation and other industrial processes. Prior to working at the Pew Center, Ms. Pena worked internationally and domestically at a number of governmental and private institutions.