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Gwen Ruta

Council Member, CCICED Executive Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund

Gwen draws on three decades of management experience in leading EDF’s program staff to solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental problems in the areas of climate change, fisheries management, habitat conservation and protection of public health. She focuses on ensuring that EDF’s strategies and goals are grounded in core EDF values of scientific and economic rigor and non-partisanship and supported through creative communications and partnerships. She also leads EDF’s global initiatives in Europe and China. Her areas of expertise include business and the environment, clean energy, and climate policy.