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Jason Anderson

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As a Senior Program Director, Jason Anderson oversees the Governance & Diplomacy and Super Pollutant programs at ClimateWorks. His work spans efforts ranging from implementing the Paris Agreement to cleaning up dirty shipping and preventing methane leakage.

Jason has over 25 years of experience in climate and clean energy, beginning in the solar energy conversion office at the U.S. Department of Energy, which led him to promote photovoltaics for rural electrification in Central America. Jason then worked in a range of climate organizations in Brussels for 15 years, ranging from Climate Action Network Europe to the Institute for European Environmental Policy to the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF). Jason was a lead author of the IPCC special reports on ozone and climate interactions, and on carbon capture and storage; in 2007 Jason was acknowledged for his contribution to the IPCC’s Nobel Peace Prize.

Jason holds a Masters in Public Policy degree and a Masters in Science in energy and resources from the University of California Berkeley, and a degree in biological anthropology from Harvard University.

Makeeba Browne

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Makeeba Browne is the Director of Equity and Justice at ClimateWorks Foundation. She brings over 16 years of experience working with foundations, academic institutions, nonprofits to transform ideas into effective strategies and policies that address pressing social issues. Makeeba applies her leadership and operational acumen to engage stakeholders and support programs firmly rooted in equity and justice.

Makeeba rejoined ClimateWorks in 2021 after five years of consulting with various institutions. Through her consulting practice, Makeeba has facilitated small and large group sessions related to diversity, equity, and inclusion for nonprofit, academic, philanthropic, and private organizations. She has also worked with institutions to revamp strategic plans, implement new programs, and design initiatives across many topics, including youth leadership development, equitable climate solutions, accessing arts in youth detention centers, and equitable evaluations for environmental philanthropies in the U.S. and abroad. From 2008-2016, Makeeba was at ClimateWorks, where she provided strategic portfolio management, grantmaking, and operations support.

Makeeba holds a BS in American Studies with an emphasis on race and pop culture from Dickinson College and a certificate for grant writing from Temple University. Outside of the climate and philanthropy space, Makeeba advocates creating inclusive environments on college campuses. She is also a storyteller, using narratives to imagine equitable, thriving futures for BIPOC communities across the globe.

Rui Luo

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Rui Luo is an experienced energy and climate professional with a background across the private and public sectors. He leads ClimateWorks’ Power Program (Global Energy Transition initiative) in partnership with philanthropic foundations, governments, and institutions to advance clean energy transitions globally. Rui Luo is currently based in Singapore.

Before joining ClimateWorks Foundation, he was the Acting Head and the Deputy Head of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Secretariat, housed in the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris. Rui was instrumental in implementing a “shared leadership” model in CEM governance, in which the major developing economies under G-20 (China, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Brazil) initiate and lead the international clean energy cooperation with industrialized countries. Prior to the CEM, he worked in the International Finance Corporation (IFC), advised private sector clients on clean energy project development and finance. During his time in ICF (NASDAQ: ICFI) China office, he had a broad portfolio of consulting business development in the energy, government, industry, and aviation sectors. Rui started his professional life as a carbon project originator in an European carbon trading firm.

He currently serves as Associate Editor for a Springer Nature journal Climate Action. Rui received a master’s degree in Environmental Management, a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Peking University, China.

Jan Mazurek, Ph.D.

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Jan Mazurek, PhD directs the Aviation and Carbon Dioxide Removal initiatives. She has worked on energy and environmental initiatives at the federal and state level for 30 years. Prior to ClimateWorks, Dr. Mazurek was appointed by then-Governor Schwarzenegger to serve as Science and Technology advisor to the California Air Resources Board. Dr. Mazurek recently served in her spare time on the Biden Climate/Energy/Environment Policy Committee. Before CARB, Dr. Mazurek was a member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, advising on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency toxics, pesticides, and children’s health issues. She has published two books with the MIT Press and Johns Hopkins University presses, respectively, and more than 100 other publications, including op-eds in major U.S. newspapers. Dr. Mazurek has testified on environmental policy matters before U.S. Congressional subcommittees. She holds a doctorate from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.

Xiaohua Zhang

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Xiaohua is the Head/Director of ClimateWorks Beijing Office where he manages the overall operation of the office and our direct grantmaking to support climate action in China.

Prior to joining ClimateWorks Foundation, he was the senior policy advisor on climate action and cooperation in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, headed the International Cooperation Department of China’s National Centre for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation and served as program officer of UNFCCC secretariat. He started his career as the assistant researcher in Tsinghua University.

He has a Ph.D in nuclear engineering from Tsinghua University.