Rick Duke

U.S. State Department, and Co-Chair UNEP Climate and Clean Air Coalition

Rick Duke serves as a Senior Advisor and White House Liaison for Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry. He was recently a consultant and Brookings senior fellow. He served as Special Assistant to President Obama, helping to craft and implement the Climate Action Plan, including defining the 2025 emissions reduction target for the Paris Agreement, spearheading an interagency push for the Kigali Amendment on HFCs to the Montreal Protocol, and authoring the U.S. Mid-Century Strategy for deep decarbonization. Previously, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary at DOE and worked at NRDC and McKinsey. He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton.

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