Director of Industrial Innovation and Carbon Removal
Angela Anderson is the Director of Industrial Innovation and Carbon Removal in the Climate Program. She leads WRI's growing portfolio of work in industrial decarbonization and carbon removal and aims to change narratives around “hard-to-abate” sectors and promote the natural and technological interventions required to achieve net-zero targets.
Prior to joining WRI, Angela worked as a program director, coalition builder, international advocate, and campaign strategist. She led the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists for ten years; facilitated US-NGO engagement in the international climate negotiations while at US Climate Action Network and at the Pew Environmental Trust; and founded Clear the Air, a national coalition to reduce pollution from power plants.
Angela holds a B.A. in political science from Colorado State University.
She lives in Annandale, Virginia with her husband, dog and two cats. She spends her free time reading, gardening and playing with four funny and fabulous grandkids.
Assessing carbon removal pathways, their potential, barriers and policy options to accelerate development as part of a suite of climate actions.
Advancing climate action on federal, state and local levels to ensure a sustainable, prosperous and just future for all Americans.