Jan Hartke

Jan Hartke
President, Global Center for Climate Resilience

Jan Hartke helped to internationalize the environmental agenda and is recognized as one of the founders of the sustainable development movement. He is a Strategic Advisor to EarthX, the world’s largest environmental exposition, conference, and film festival. He is President of the Global Center on Climate Resilience and a Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center. He has served as President of the Earth Council, formed by UN Secretary-General Maurice Strong at the Earth Summit of 1992. He worked for 12 years as the global Director of Clean Energy for the Clinton Climate Initiative. He served as Senior Adviser to UN Secretary- General Sha Zukang at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development and was a strong advocate in efforts to create the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. He is a co-founder of Ceres, a network of institutional investors with $10 trillion in assets, and helped establish the Global Environment Facility, the largest environmental grant- making institution in the world. Nelson Mandela praised Jan's leadership for helping the New South Africa create green jobs for women and young people. He is married to JoEllen Fortune Hartke, has four sons, and lives near Washington DC.

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