Surabi Menon is VP, Global Intelligence at ClimateWorks Foundation. Her work supports climate philanthropy by providing a global context for climate mitigation and climate policy progress; identifying investment flows and high-impact investment opportunities; and supporting energy transitions and the developmental and economic benefits associated with reducing climate pollution. Dr. Menon serves on the advisory council of the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium and was a charter member of the U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board (2012-2018). She has published over sixty peer-reviewed publications and co-authored the 2007 IPCC report that led to a Nobel Peace Prize. She also started an environmental NGO in India in 2008.
Dr. Menon has over 20 years of professional experience in the climate change field. Before joining ClimateWorks, Dr. Menon was a staff scientist and the leader of the Heat Island Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California. Prior to that, she was a climate scientist at Columbia University and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. She has a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science and an MBA in Sustainable Management.