Governor Sisolak Appoints Dr. Kristen Averyt as First Senior Climate Advisor

EDF Statement from Katelyn Roedner Sutter, Senior Manager, U.S. Climate

November 10, 2021
Chandler Green, (803) 981-2211,

(Carson City, NV – November 10, 2021) On November 9th, Governor Sisolak announced the appointment of Dr. Kristen Averyt as the state’s first Senior Climate Advisor.

“Dr. Kristen Averyt is extremely well-suited to guide comprehensive policy forward that can deliver on the state’s climate goals and safeguard Nevada communities,” said Katelyn Roedner Sutter, Senior Manager for U.S. Climate at EDF.

“While Governor Sisolak established ambitious goals to reduce climate pollution via executive order in 2019 and has taken initial steps toward meeting them, including the state’s clean cars program, there is much more work ahead to achieve these goals. Dr. Averyt’s expertise as a climate scientist and her experience working as the state’s Climate Policy Coordinator make her an excellent choice for charting Nevada’s path from climate pledges to policy.

“We look forward to working with Dr. Averyt to develop a strong policy framework capable of reducing climate pollution across the state’s entire economy. Putting in place policies to achieve the state’s goals will establish Nevada as a national model for state-led climate action and improve the lives of Nevadans by creating good jobs, reducing harmful pollution and lowering energy costs.”

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