Research Fellow and Head of the Renewable Equity Project, Center for International Environment and Resource Policy

Rebecca Pearl-Martinez is a Research Fellow and Head of the Renewable Equity Project (REP) at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. REP explores the impact of gender diversity on accelerating the clean energy economy and how advancing women in the clean energy workforce develops climate-smart innovators. Since the late 1990s, Pearl-Martinez has worked on global initiatives with United Nations (UN) agencies and multilateral organizations, most recently with the UN Environment Program, Power Africa, and the Climate Investment Funds. She led a global consultation process and authored a U.S. Agency for International Development white paper on women in clean energy. She also co-founded and led the Global Gender and Climate Alliance, an effort by UN agencies and civil society organizations to advance gender equality in climate change policy and finance. She was Senior Researcher for Climate Change at Oxfam America, served as Visiting Lecturer on climate change governance at Tufts University, and developed a country performance index based on gender and environment data that was nominated for a Katerva Award on sustainability innovations. She also led the global Women’s Major Group process for the 2002 UN World Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio+10). She holds an MA in Sustainable International Development from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.