About Christine Gerbode

Christine Gerbode

Manager, Jurisdictional Alliances, Natural Climate Solutions


Areas of expertise:

Natural climate solutions, environmental economics, economic and financial modeling, comparative environmental policy and regulation, environmental health, environmental risk assessment


Christine’s work includes a mixture of quantitative and qualitative analysis related to incentivizing and scaling up investment in NCS activities, through support of high-integrity NCS crediting and other emerging value propositions and financial mechanisms. This includes a focus on implementation pathways toward jurisdictional scale tropical forest conservation in Brazil.


Prior to joining EDF in January 2022, Christine held diverse roles across the boundaries of science, policy, and communication; through these roles she gained academic and practical experience related to environmental regulation, environmental health, energy efficiency, and local journalism, as well as environmental law and policy topics in the US, Brazil, and China.


Master of Environmental Management (Econ. & Policy), Duke University (2019)

  • Semester exchange into International Master of Environmental Policy program, Duke Kunshan University (Fall 2018)

Bachelor of Science in Earth Science (Geochemistry), Rice University (2012)


J. Ward, C. Gerbode, B. Johnston, and S. Kerr (2024). Natural Climate Solutions Crediting Handbook. Environmental Defense Fund.

Devyani Singh, Britta Dosch, Christine Gerbode, Suzi Kerr, Julia Paltseva, Doria Gordon, Eric Holst, Kristin Kleisner, Gökçe Akin-Olçum, & Jason Funk (2022). Advancing effective and equitable crediting for Natural Climate Solutions: An Introduction. EDF Natural Climate Solutions Briefing Series.  

Nadel, S., C. Gerbode, and J. Amann (2021). Energy Efficiency and Demand Response: Tools to Address Texas’s Reliability Challenges. Washington, DC: ACEEE.  

Hayes, S., C. Kubes, and C. Gerbode (2020). Making Health Count: Monetizing the Health Benefits of In-Home Services Delivered by Energy Efficiency Programs. Washington, DC: ACEEE.