Rebecca Lefton

Rebecca Lefton serves as Director of Policy and Research at Climate Advisers. She specializes in international climate change and sustainable development policy.

Previously, Rebecca was a Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress (CAP) where she developed CAP’s policy positions and advocacy strategies and represented the organization at global climate and sustainability negotiations, including the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change and the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development.

Rebecca supported former CAP Chair John Podesta on the U.N. Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability and facilitated CAP’s U.S.-India Track II Dialogue on Climate Change and Clean Energy, which aims to foster trust and cooperation between the two countries through sustained, direct exchanges involving high-level influential non-governmental actors with close ties to their respective governments. She has established a volume of work on the nexus between poverty, gender quality, climate, energy and the environment.

Rebecca holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.