Rafe Pomerance


Rafe Pomerance is chairman of Arctic 21, a network of organizations focused on communicating issues of Arctic climate change to policy makers and the general public. Arctic 21, which operates under the auspices of WHRC, seeks to establish a framework for Arctic policy based on the question, "what is the Arctic we have to have?"

Pomerance is a member of the Polar Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences and an independent climate strategies consultant. He has spent much of his career on global warming including his work with Friends of the Earth where he served as president from 1980 to 1984, the World Resources Institute as a senior associate for climate change and ozone depletion policy and as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment and Development (1993-99) and climate negotiator and as President of the Climate Policy Center (CPC).

Pomerance was a founder and chairman of the Board of American Rivers, chairman of the Board of the League of Conservation Voters and of the Potomac Conservancy.