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Hilary Mcmahon

Hilary Mcmahon


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Hilary McMahon joined the Carbon War Room (CWR) after working at the United Nations in New York as an adviser on climate change and technology issues. Previously, Hilary spent four years working as a Senior Associate on the Energy and Climate team at the World Resources Institute (WRI), leading their work in support of Low Carbon Development Plans in many developing countries and managing a large research team. Hilary also led the WRI's work in support of the UNFCCC's climate negotiations. Hilary has published extensively on issues relating to climate mitigation in developing countries, mitigation technologies, and energy access. Hilary recently acted as a reviewer for the World Energy Outlook, and has traveled extensively with her work. 

Prior to the WRI, Hilary managed a climate change related program at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in Geneva, Switzerland. Before moving to Switzerland Hilary had worked on environmental issues in Brussels for an industry association, UNIFE, spent a semester teaching at a University in Spain, set up the climate group for the Institute of European Affairs, and researched policy approaches for the Institute for International Integration Studies.

Hilary received her bachelor’s degree in politics and French from the University College Dublin, Ireland and her master’s in politics from the College of Europe in Brugge, Belgium. Hilary also studied Chinese politics for a year in Lausanne, Switzerland.


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Hilary Mcmahon joined the Climate CoLab communityJun 9, 2015