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Elizabeth Tedsen JD

Elizabeth Tedsen JD

BA (Environment, Economics & Politics)
Senior Fellow

Elizabeth Tedsen was a Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute. She was a member of the Ecologic Legal Team and a licensed attorney in California (USA) with a background in environmental law and policy. Elizabeth's work covered regulatory and policy analysis, climate change mitigation and adaptation, air quality and public health, Arctic policy, and environmental governance. She is a native English speaker and has studied German and Spanish.

Elizabeth led Ecologic Institute's work on Towards an Atlantic Area? Mapping Trends, Perspectives and Interregional Dynamics between Europe, Africa and the Americas (ATLANTIC FUTURE), a research project funded by the Eurepean Union (EU) that maps trends, perspectives, and interregional dynamics in Europe, Africa, and the Americas.

Elizabeth has developed Ecologic Institute's Arctic Summer College, a webinar-based, policy-oriented network of Arctic professionals. She edited and wrote for Arctic Marine Governance: Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation, a book drawing on the results of the 2008-2009 Arctic TRANSFORM project that looks at the current governance environment in the marine Arctic, considers how policy frameworks can adapt to address new challenges in the region, and examines opportunities for cooperation between the European Union and the United States. Elizabeth also led work on the project Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of Development of the Arctic, an initiative aiming to facilitate a two-way exchange of information between the European Union and stakeholders in the Arctic. Elizabeth's past work with Ecologic Institute includes the CLICO project, examining linkages between climate change, hydro-conflicts, and human security in the Mediterranean region, and analysis of policy options addressing black carbon emissions from kerosene lamps. She has also written about and contributed to work on governance options for geoengineering.

Prior to joining Ecologic Institute, Elizabeth Tedsen worked as an attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she focused primarily in the areas of water and climate and advised new nonprofit corporations.

Elizabeth Tedsen received her Juris Doctorate (JD) from the University of California, Davis School of Law, where she earned the school's certificates in environmental law and public service. She received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Environment, Economics & Politics from Claremont McKenna College.

She regularly consults on matters pertaining to regulation of air quality and greenhouse gas emissions under the U.S. Clean Air Act.