Angela Ledford Anderson

Director, Climate and Energy Program

Angela Ledford Anderson is the director of the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). She is leading UCS's efforts to persuade government officials to enact policies that encourage clean energy and result in global warming emission reductions. Ms. Anderson advocates on international policy responses to the threat of global climate change.

Prior to coming to UCS, Ms. Anderson worked as the program director at the U.S. Climate Action Network (USCAN) -- the largest network of nonprofit organizations in the United States working to address climate change. There she developed strategies to engage eighty non-governmental organizations to influence the deliberations of the United Nations, G8 and G20 meetings, and Congress through lobbying, policy development and grassroots mobilization. She also published the “Copenhagen Briefing Book” to engage policy makers, press, and advocates in the 2009 international climate treaty negotiations and led the development of two collaborative papers on climate finance and investment. Before working at USCAN, Ms. Anderson directed the Pew Environment Group’s International Global Warming Program and served as the National Environmental Trust’s vice president of Climate Programs.

Ms. Anderson earned a B.A. in political science at Colorado State University.

She has appeared on CNN and Fox’s “The O'Reilly Factor” and has been cited by The Washington Post, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune and USA Today. 

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