Director, Energy Initiative
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Speaking at: London Roadshow - Islington - 6 December 2013Shannon Lawrence serves as the Director of the Energy Initiative at C40. In this position she is responsible for leading C40’s energy strategy and supporting city efforts in areas such as energy efficiency and district energy.
Prior to joining C40, Shannon was the Vibrant Cities Project Director for the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition. She also worked as an independent sustainability and energy consultant for clients such as the U.S. Green Building Council, Virginia Tech’s Metropolitan Institute, Enterprise Community Partners and the World Resources Institute. Before she took up consulting, Shannon spent ten years working for international non-profit organizations promoting environmentally responsible and transparent energy and water planning in Africa and Asia.
Shannon holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, with concentrations in international environmental and resource policy and development economics. She has a BA in Economics and English from Georgetown University.