Katelyn Roedner Sutter

Senior Manager, U.S. Climate


Areas of expertise:
California climate policy, environmental justice, cap and trade, air quality, land use & transportation policy.

Katelyn Roedner Sutter leads Environmental Defense Fund’s climate work in California, as well as regulatory and legislative initiatives on climate across the Western United States.

Katelyn’s focus is on advancing policies that establish and implement long-term greenhouse gas emission reductions and improve local air quality. Katelyn also contributes to EDF’s work on international carbon markets. Prior to joining EDF, Katelyn worked in the San Joaquin Valley with environmental justice and faith communities on local climate, air quality, and land use issues.


Katelyn has worked on environmental justice issues in California’s San Joaquin Valley focusing on air quality, climate change, and local land use. She had led coalition work to advocate for policy change, lobbied lawmakers on behalf of rural and environmental justice communities in California, and worked with faith communities to spur action on climate change.


MA, Ethics & Social Theory, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
BA, International Affairs, economics concentration, The George Washington University, Washington, DC


Policy Brief: Washington State’s Climate Commitment Act. Low Carbon Prosperity Institute and Environmental Defense Fund.

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