Forum on Climate Change 2022


Helen Mountford

President, Climate Works Foundation

Helen Mountford was previously the vice president of climate and economics at World Resources Institute, where she led global teams to advance policies and economic approaches to successfully address climate change. She was also the program director for the New Climate Economy project, a flagship initiative of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Prior to this, Helen worked at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for 16 years, advising governments on policy reforms and overseeing work on various issues, including climate change finance and economics, fossil fuel subsidy reforms, green growth, and biodiversity incentive measures. She started her career with an NGO in Australia and running a recycling scheme in England. Helen holds Master’s degrees in Environmental Economics from University College London and Environmental Management from the University of Melbourne. She has a BA in Philosophy and History.

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