Norine Kennedy

Norine Kennedy

VP, Strategic International Engagement, Energy and Environment
Tel: 212.703.5052

With over 20 years’ experience as USCIB’s lead environment, energy and climate change expert, Norine Kennedy promotes U.S. business participation in international environmental policy and management initiatives, and works closely with industry, government and NGOs to promote sustainable development and green growth. She also spearheads USCIB’s strategic international engagement initiative, which seeks to advance meaningful business participation and regulatory diplomacy in inter-governmental organizations, and focuses on increasing accountability of international institutions regarding business interests.

In addition to staffing USCIB’s 120 company Environment Committee, Kennedy represents business in environmental discussions at the UN and OECD. She was a business observer at the UN’s 1992 Earth Summit in Rio and served on the U.S. delegation to the Rio+20 summit in 2012. She regularly participates in meetings of the UN Environment Programme and UN deliberations on the Sustainable Development Goals and Post-2015 Development Agenda, and in negotiating sessions for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Kennedy joined USCIB in 1991, having served at the World Environment Center as project manager in its corporate programs department. She holds a master’s degree in international environmental policy from Claremont Graduate School, and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Wellesley College.

Helpful links:
USCIB Environment Committee:
http://www.uscib.org/environment-ud-817/
Green Economies Dialogue:
http://www.green-dialogue.org
Major Economies Business Forum:
http://www.majoreconomiesbusinessforum.org

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Recent Articles by Norine

USCIB Urges Trump Administration to Remain Engaged in UN Climate Talks (4/26/2017) - With senior officials set to discuss U.S. engagement in the UN and other international climate change discussions, USCIB has urged the administration to keep the U.S. seat at the table.
USCIB Convenes Multistakeholder Roundtable on Business and Infrastructure for SDGs (4/25/2017) - As the UN gears up for its annual high-level political forum (HLPF) on the sustainable development goals (SDG’s) in July, the international community is turning its attention to SDG 9—building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation.
USCIB’s Sustainable Development Event to Focus on Infrastructure (4/17/2017) - Since the global adoption of the UN Agenda for 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the international community has turned its attention to implementation, and the resources from governments and business required to set the SDGs into motion.

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Norine’s Committees

Climate Change - The Climate Change Committee supports the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and represents American business interests at global climate negotiations.
Energy - The Energy Committee advocates for global energy systems and policies that allow U.S. companies to compete and flourish.
Environment - The Environment Committee promotes appropriate environmental protection and energy security integrated with open trade, investment and economic growth.

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