Katherine Weingartner is committed to advancing policies that address the security implications of climate change and the multifaceted security dynamics of energy transition, both in the US and internationally. In her current role, she supports the US Global Change Research Program in developing the National Climate Assessment to understand, predict, and respond to climate change impacts and their resulting risks and vulnerabilities. She is a program consultant at ICF, a global consulting firm that works in environmental and security issues. Ideas expressed are author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of ICF.
Previously, Katherine managed programing on transatlantic city energy transition issues, energy security, and Arctic sustainable development at Ecologic Institute in Washington DC. Before this, she conducted environmental policy research for several EU-Commission projects at Ecologic Institute’s office in Berlin, Germany. Most notably, she co-led a study examining the EU-Russia natural gas relationship in terms of security of supply and market power and contributed to strategies for the EU to move towards greater energy security by 2050. Her work in energy and environmental security has also focused on Asia, South America and Africa.