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Kate Larsen


Kate Larsen is a Partner at Rhodium Group and leads the firm’s international energy and climate research.

Energy & Climate

Kate specializes in analysis of the impacts of climate and clean energy policies on global greenhouse gas emissions and strategies for deep decarbonization.

Prior to joining Rhodium, Kate was the Deputy Director for Energy and Climate Change at the White House Council on Environmental Quality where she helped develop President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. Before that, Kate was a Foreign Affairs Officer at the US Department of State, serving as a lead US negotiator in the United Nations climate negotiations and one of the architects of the measurement, reporting and verification framework under the Paris Agreement. Kate has also worked at the International Energy Agency in Paris, the World Resources Institute in Washington, and the Environmental Defense Fund in California. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Stanford University and a Master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.


The Global Cement Challenge

Achieving the global climate goals of the Paris Agreement will depend on the successful acceleration of policy and innovation to support the wide-scale deployment of low-carbon cement technologies in the regions that matter the most.