Director, Energy and Climate Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Deborah Gordon is the director of the Energy and Climate Program and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. With degrees in chemical engineering and public policy, Gordon’s research focuses on the oil and gas sector and its impact on climate change, both in North America and globally. Gordon began her career with Chevron, and then directed the Energy Policy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, taught at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and managed an active energy and environmental consulting practice before joining Carnegie in 2010.
Gordon frequently gives keynotes and lectures and has published in a wide range of media outlets and academic journals. She has authored two transportation-policy books: Two Billion Cars (Oxford University Press, 2008, co-authored with Daniel Sperling) and Steering a New Course (Island Press, 1991). Her current research has spearheaded the development of the Oil-Climate Index, a first-of-its-kind tool to compare the climate impacts of the global oil and gas supply chain. Gordon currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University.