UN Climate Change Negotiations: Is A Deal Possible in Copenhagen?

Ms. Ko Barrett is Deputy Director of the Climate Program Office in NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, which oversees and coordinates climate activities across NOAA addressing climate observations and monitoring, research and modeling, and the development and delivery of climate services.

For fourteen years, Ms. Barrett has been a lead negotiator on U.S. delegations charged with negotiating and adopting scientific assessments undertaken by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and in other fora addressing international climate issues. Ms. Barrett was recognized at a White House reception for Nobel laureates in December for her contributions to the IPCC, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore. She is widely recognized as an expert on climate policy, particularly on issues related to climate impacts and ways to help society to adapt.

Prior to joining NOAA in 2005, Ms. Barrett was the Director of the Global Climate Change program at the US Agency for International Development (USAID), overseeing climate activities in over 40 countries. While at USAID, she initiated its Vulnerability and Adaptation Program.

UN Climate Change Negotiations: Is A Deal Possible in Copenhagen?

Publish Date

May 4, 2009

Presenter(s)

Ko Barrett

Video Length

01:00:11

Ms. Ko Barrett is Deputy Director of the Climate Program Office in NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, which oversees and coordinates climate activities across NOAA addressing climate observations and monitoring, research and modeling, and the development and delivery of climate services.

For fourteen years, Ms. Barrett has been a lead negotiator on U.S. delegations charged with negotiating and adopting scientific assessments undertaken by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and in other fora addressing international climate issues. Ms. Barrett was recognized at a White House reception for Nobel laureates in December for her contributions to the IPCC, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore. She is widely recognized as an expert on climate policy, particularly on issues related to climate impacts and ways to help society to adapt.

Prior to joining NOAA in 2005, Ms. Barrett was the Director of the Global Climate Change program at the US Agency for International Development (USAID), overseeing climate activities in over 40 countries. While at USAID, she initiated its Vulnerability and Adaptation Program.