Jane Cohen

Executive Director
Governor's Office of Climate Action


J ane Cohen is environment Senior A s Of fice of Clima te Action and the Green Economy dvisor to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, where she and energy portfolio handles , leading work on the Governor’s clean energy agenda, environmental justice and climate resiliency work, and among other key initiatives. the Prior to joining the Governor’s offic e, she was the Policy Director at Isles, Inc, where she led strategy for a broad portfolio of policy issues including lead poisoning prevention and healthy housing, urban air pollution and electric vehicles and workforce development in the green jobs sector. Prior to her work in New Jersey, Jane was a S enior R esearcher for Human Rights Watch, where she helped launch the organization’s environmental policy and human rights program and authored their first r eport on climate change. A specialist on China, she also led extensive field research on health, environmental and political issues in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Japan. Jane conducted international advocacy with governments, international organizations a nd the United Nations and has published extensively on global environmental issues. Jane holds dual master’s degrees from Columbia University: a Master of International Affairs and a Master of Public Health. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and Frenc


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