Senior Associate, Climate Governance and Rights; Project Lead, The Access Initiative
Jesse Worker is a Senior Associate with the Environmental Democracy Practice in WRI's Center for Equitable Development where he leads work on climate governance and rights and serves as the project lead for the Access Initiative. He also previously led development of the Environmental Democracy Index.
Prior to joining WRI in 2013, he was project manager for a randomized control treatment evaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program for MIT and University of California-Berkeley and a climate campaign lead for Clean Water Action.
He has master's degrees in environmental science and public policy from the University of Michigan.
Originally from the midwest, he lives in Silver Spring with his family.
The Access Initiative (TAI)
The Access Initiative (TAI) is a partnership network dedicated to ensuring that citizens have the right and ability to influence decisions about their natural resources.Part of Environmental Rights
Environmental Democracy Index
A right to know, a right to be heard, a right to access justice.Part of Equity
Open Government Partnership
Promoting citizen-centered governance by increasing civic participation, improving transparency and strengthening accountabilityPart of Air Quality
Electric School Bus Initiative
Helping make more equitable, healthier, electric mobility the new normal for an entire generation.Part of Cities
Increasing access to electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, and optimizing to reduce emissions.Part of Cities