Drew Nelson

Director, International Affairs


Areas of expertise:
International methane policy, North American methane policy, policy implications of methane science

As Director, International Affairs for EDF’s US Climate and Energy Program, Drew is focused on understanding how best to work with governments and companies to cost-effectively reduce global methane emissions from natural gas production, distribution, and use.

Prior to joining EDF, Drew worked for the U.S. Department of State on the international climate negotiations. At the State Department, Drew was the lead negotiator on a variety of issues, including deploying clean technologies, reducing emissions from international aviation, and developing international sustainability criteria for biofuels.

Drew also worked at the EPA in the Office of Air and Radiation.


Drew has a joint masters in Policy and Latin American Studies from the University of Texas, with a concentration in environmental policy.

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