Reid Detchon is Senior Advisor for Climate Solutions at the United Nations Foundation. He previously served as the Foundation’s Vice President for Energy and Climate Strategy from 2006 to 2017. He also served as Executive Director of the Energy Future Coalition, a non-partisan domestic policy initiative.
The Foundation’s engagement with the UN on energy and climate issues has included communications support for the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report and Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C. Other activities include support of the Secretary-General’s initiative on Sustainable Energy for All – whose objectives are now reflected in Goal 7 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Reid previously served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy from 1989 to 1993; as principal speechwriter for Vice President George H. W. Bush; and as a staff member and legislative director for U.S. Senator John Danforth of Missouri.